As 2020 comes to a close and we look forward to 2021, we want to thank those of you who have embraced virtual programming. As a reminder, the requirements for Scarlet and Gray tier levels will remain the same for club and society recertification at the end of the fiscal year.
The following is required for Scarlet or Gray status:
- 5 Category 1 events – Scarlet
- 3 Category 1 events – Gray
- 1 scholarship fundraiser or donation-based membership solicitation
- Your group will need to submit a communications request for this event or membership drive through Workfront so that we can promote your event to all alumni in your region or constituency
- The attendance goal is 20 or more to seek reimbursement
The staff at The Ohio State University Alumni Association is here to help your club or society plan virtual programming to reach your goals for the current fiscal year. For virtual events, the alumni association can provide support via Zoom to help you connect with your alumni population. If you are seeking Zoom support for one of your group’s events, we ask that you submit your Workfront request 30 days in advance so that we can ensure that this resource can be provided.
In addition to providing support for your virtual events, our staff is encouraging clubs and societies to collaborate with other groups on virtual events. Some recent examples of collaboration include the Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County’s A Conversation with Maurice Hall and Destress and Reset events, where the club collaborated with other clubs and societies to promote these events to their constituents. More than 60 alumni registered for both of these events and the groups that participated will receive credit for hosting a category 1 event. If your club or society is interested in connecting with other alumni groups to collaborate on virtual events, we encourage you to reach out to your regional engagement officer or society liaison.
In closing, we want to remind each of you that we are here to support your group and help to achieve your goals. We thank you very much for your continued dedication and service to engaging Buckeyes and supporting scholarship opportunities for students.