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New OSUAA banner on alumni group websites

We are excited to announce the addition of four direct links to the Alumni Association from the top of all club and society websites. It is our hope that these direct links will lead to additional engagement between your members and the Alumni Association. Each club and society website has a banner that now shows…

FY23 support guidelines for clubs and societies

Over the past two years, we’ve been encouraged by the thoughtful efforts that our alumni clubs and societies have made to activate and engage alumni, students, fans, and friends across the globe. We would like to share with you the following parameters regarding support for alumni groups in FY23: Scarlet and Gray tier incentive funding…

Best practice: Why it’s important to keep your website up to date

Your website is the digital home of your alumni club and society. It’s a snapshot of your group and serves as the first impression for people who locate you online. It is especially important to keep it fresh. We recommend the following tips to maintain a robust website: Appoint a Communication Chair on your board…

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%…