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New alumni association membership model and impact on donation-based programs

A new donation-based membership model for the alumni association went into effect on January 1. There are two ways to enhance your membership with The Ohio State University Alumni Association: Alumni Donor Level – Alumni who give any amount to support any area of Ohio State are recognized as Alumni Donors. Life Donor Level –…

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Buckeye Love is going BIG for a single day — National Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17! Alumni clubs and societies are encouraged to join colleges and units from across The Ohio State University in embracing this opportunity to share our Buckeye Love with your community. Here are some program ideas to bring…

Club and Society Fall Update

You are cordially invited to join the regional team for a virtual fall update on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. 2020 provided us with new opportunities as we navigated the world of virtual programming, and 2021 is no different. This meeting is a chance for us to review new expectations with you, share engagement strategies from the…

Inclusive Event Guide

At the Alumni Association, we consider the rich diversity of our Buckeye community to be both a defining characteristic and an essential source of our institutional strength. We would like to share this inclusive event guide, a document that was created by our Advancement Inclusion Council, as a helpful resource for ensuring that events are…

FY22 Tier Support

Scarlet & Gray Tier Incentive funds The processing of incentive funds will take place in mid-August. For those who achieved Scarlet status for FY22, you will be receiving $500 to use for programming and operations. (Please note that these funds cannot be transferred to your scholarship funds.) For those who achieved Gray status for FY22,…

Constitution Changes for Membership

Dear Club and Society Leaders: Starting June 15, sustaining and life members of The Ohio State University Alumni Association have the opportunity to vote on constitutional changes. We wanted to provide you with details in advance and share the minimal impact proposed updates would have on your alumni club or society. Pending a successful vote,…

Best practice: Using incentive and programming funds

Purpose statement The purpose of reimbursable programming and incentive funds is to assist your alumni group with the opportunity to increase and enhance engagement from a wider alumni and friend base. This helps The Ohio State University Alumni Association meet overall engagement metrics. Results from 2021 survey: How incentive and programming funds were used 22%…

Best practice: Alumni club and society bylaws

In a year that has encouraged reflection and review, many alumni groups have shared with us they are looking for more guidance on electing board members, board meeting requirements and board management. The best way to maintain these proper protocols is by making sure that your alumni club of society has a complete set of…

Nominations are open for the 2021 Symposium Awards

The Ohio State University Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Alumni Leadership Symposium Club and Society Awards. We want to celebrate the excellent work that your group has accomplished over this past year. All award nominations must be submitted by noon EDT on July 6, 2021. Thank you!

Reminder: Checklist for Scarlet and Gray status

Don’t forget these important items for your groups’ Scarlet and Gray status this year! All reporting items are due by June 30, 2021. Submit your board roster to your REO/Society Liaison (include term start and end dates) Submit post-event reports (within 30 days of event to be eligible for reimbursement) Submit board meeting minutes with…