What is an alumni chapter?
Alumni chapters are how AGO brothers can continue to be involved in the brotherhood after college in their local geographic area. It is an opportunity to experience the regular brotherhood, networking, and outreach. The structure is flexible and up to each local alumni chapter. This can include meeting for regular bible studies, meals, or social activities as well as occasional networking events, fundraising, family activities, or service/mission projects. Right now there are currently 6 alumni chapters: Bay Area, Colorado, Fresno, San Diego, SLO, and Orange County.
Why found an alumni chapter?
At AGO, our motto is “fraternity for eternity”. The brotherhood of our organization isn’t just for our college years. By founding or getting involved in an alumni chapter, you’re giving yourself and other brothers the opportunity to stay in connection with our brotherhood.
Being part of an alumni chapter is also an excellent opportunity to give back to the fraternity. It provides avenues for greater interactions and discipleship with collegiate brothers. Each alumni chapter also gets a vote at National Convention, so they have a voice in the direction of AGO.
- 3 or more dues paying alumni in good standing
- Approved Statements of Faith (SOFs)
- Meet at least once per year and turn in minutes
How to form a New Alumni Chapter
- E-mail the national VP of Alumni and Secretary to express interest and ask them to create an option for your alumni chapter on the Statement of Faith (SOF) submission webpage
- Have at least 3 dues paying alumni in good standing (including yourself) submit updated SOFs at ago.org/SOF. You can access the SOF prompts here.
- Go to members.ago.org >> Alumni Chapters >> + >> New Issue and create a new issue assigned to Chris Olson (VP of Alumni) in which you provide links to your submitted SOFs and motion to form a new alumni chapter
- The VP of Alumni will then put the motion before National Council, which will do a vote to approve and recognize the alumni chapter