Alumni Group Support

The Office for Alumni Relations is available to support your chapter or network in a variety of ways:

  • Email communications for events, newsletters, fundraising drives, and more
  • Event registration, giveaways, and more
  • Alumni lists to send communications, letters, invitations, etc.
  • Sponsorship for an event, program, or initiative
  • University calendar
  • Social media posts
  • Membership lists, renewal, and maintenance
  • And much more

Alumni Group Sponsorship Program

Need some monetary support for an event, purchasing a banner, renting a venue or sending a mail? Read the guidelines thoroughly and complete the form.

Funding Guidelines and Procedure

  • Funding Guidelines

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    Funds for the sponsorship program are limited. Please be aware that a maximum request does not guarantee that amount, and that all requests may not be fulfilled. The Alumni Association Chapters Committee is the sole determiner of the availability of funding for the sponsorship program.
  • Funding

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    • A total of $7,500 in sponsorship money is available each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
    • The maximum request for a Chapter is $1,000. 
    • Chapters are able to apply for the maximum amount in one request or multiple smaller requests.
      • Smaller requests should each be made separately, with a separate application form.
  • Funding Examples

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    *All University funding procedures must be followed.

    Examples of sponsorship requests not funded by the Alumni Association include:

    • Events, programs, and marketing that are in direct conflict with the EMU Alumni Association.
    • Alcohol.
    • Events solely funded by Alumni Association sponsorship.
    • Tailgates at football games where the Alumni Association already hosts a tailgate – chapters or networks can reserve seating in the Alumni Association tailgate tent.
    • Grants submitted by a campus department without the chapter’s support. 

    Examples of sponsorship requests funded by the Alumni Association include:

    • Conferences (i.e. printing, giveaways, food, venue)
    • Award programs or ceremonies (i.e. awards, signage, printing, venue)
    • Fundraiser/Philanthropic Event (i.e. printing, venue, entertainment)
    • Networking social (i.e. rental fees)
    • Membership drives (i.e. postage)
    • Equipment for recurring use (i.e. banners, tents, tablecloth)
    • Graduation events (i.e. cake, giveaway, food, venue)
  • Funding Procedure

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    1. Complete the online Sponsorship Application at least six weeks prior to the date the funds will be needed.
    2. Include itemized event budget and invoice for items/service.  Example Event Budget
    3. The Office for Alumni Relations will forward the request to the Alumni Association Chapters Committee for review.
    4. The Office for Alumni Relations will notify the applicant within 7-10 days of the grant’s 1) approval, 2) denial, or 3) need for revision.
    5. The Office for Alumni Relations will work directly with the chapter or network to determine the proper method of payment.

Apply for Funding

You are always welcome to contact the Office for Alumni Relations with further questions, to brainstorm ideas, or to learn about space on campus available to host events. Helping you build a successful chapter or network is our goal.