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Policy Title: Alumni Association Chapter Recognition

Boise State University Policy #: 11040
Effective Date: April 2008

To establish authority of the Boise State University Alumni Association on behalf of Boise State University to officially recognize alumni-focused constituency groups (chapters, networks, or affiliate groups or clubs) as each relates to the Boise State University Alumni Association and Boise State University.

Applies to all officially recognized alumni groups.

Responsible Party:
University Advancement, 426-3276

Alumni Constituency Group: A Boise State University Alumni Association constituency group is defined as any associated alumni group that supports the missions of the University and/or the Alumni Association through its activities. Alumni constituency groups can be created in geographic regions, based on special interests or social affiliations, or affiliated through an academic or professional (or corporate) focus.

Alumnus/na: Any former student with a minimum of 16 credits. A graduate is deemed to have received a degree.

Charter: Privilege granted by the Boise State University Alumni Association Board of Directors to a specific alumni constituency group that enables the group to operate under guidelines set forth in the chartering agreement and be recognized as an official entity under the umbrella of the BSU Alumni Association.


  • I.  Policy Statement
    The Boise State University Alumni Association, on behalf of Boise State University, shall be the only university-affiliated organization with the authority to create or give official recognition to alumni constituency groups per criteria created and approved by the BSU Alumni Association Board of Directors. Alumni groups acting outside the requirements as created by the BSU Alumni Association Board of Directors will not receive recognition, benefits, or public support through the Alumni Association or Boise State University.
  • II.  Umbrella Organization
    The BSU Alumni Association shall serve as the umbrella organization for all officially recognized alumni chapters, alumni networks, alumni affiliates, alumni clubs, or alumni groups, and as such offers basic services not limited to: presence on the BSUAA Website, 501(c)3 nonprofit tax status, insurance coverage for approved events and programs, general guidance, consultation, and support.
  • III.  Procedures
    • A.  Criteria for Recognition
      The BSU Alumni Association maintains updated written chartering guidelines and financial procedures (see that must be followed by any alumni group desiring an official charter. Annual requirements to maintain said charter are also outlined in the guidelines and procedures.