Washington and Lee University Office of Alumni Affairs
Chapter Volunteer Resources
Chapter leadership and volunteer roles afford a wide range of likely time commitments. All chapters have a President, most have a Secretary, Social Chair, and Alumni Admissions Chair (AAP). Active chapter volunteering is an important and enjoyable experience.
Healthy chapters stage a wide variety of events, with the Alumni Affairs Office helping as much as needed with planning, pricing, invitations, and promotions.
The Alumni Admissions Program interviews prospective students and helps sell W&L to the best and brightest.
Every healthy chapter has a good leader and/or board. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact your current chapter president or call Alumni Affairs at (540) 458-8464.
All chapters are asked to host a minimum of four events each year: a "Summer Send-Off" for returning and new students, a Founders' Day event to celebrate George Washington and Robert E. Lee, a "Yield Party" for accepted but undecided high school students, and a "Signature Event" tied to that community.
Below are a few examples of creative event ideas that have provided a great environment for networking, fun, and community engagement.
- The Minnesota Annual Pig Roast
- The Washington DC Breakfast Networking Series
- Philadelphia Summer Send-off at a Philadelphia Phillies game
- New England Clambake
- Los Angeles Del Mar Race
- Log-in to Box
- Chapter Leader Manual
- Event Planning Overview
- Chapter Activity Planning Form
- Career Event Template
- Chapter Communications Overview
- Facebook for Chapters
- Chapter Structure and Organization
- Chapter Finances Overview
- Leadership Descriptions
- C3 Conference Challenge Description
- Chapter Checklist
- Division Checklists
Opt-in to Receive Another Chapter's E-Communications
Do you want to know what is happening in other Alumni Chapters in addition to your assigned chapter? Alumni now have the ability to receive E-mail Correspondence from chapters other than their assigned home chapter. You will continue to belong to and receive all hard mail and e-mail correspondence from your assigned home chapter.
You may select additional chapters from which to receive e-communications in Colonnade Connections.