True Blue Chapters

True Blue Chapter Requirements

  • Organize a full Chapter board. Required Chapter officers (unrelated individuals or couples) include (at a minimum):
    • Chapter Chair
    • Chapter Chair Elect (person(s) who replaces the Chapter Chair)
    • Chapter Choice (determined by local needs of chapter; see optional positions below)
      • If you have a bank account, you need to have a treasurer
      • Recommended optional positions include:
        • Young Professionals representative
        • BYU–Pathway Worldwide representative
        • BYU–Hawaii representative
        • BYU–Idaho representative
        • Membership and Data Coordinator
        • Society Coordinator (collaboration with BYU Management Society, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, etc.)
        • Event Specialist
        • Public Affairs Specialist
        • Marketing Specialist
        • Treasurer (required if Chapter has a local bank account)
        • Secretary
        • Past Chapter Chair
  • Recommended term of service is two (2) years, and is renewable, based on local needs.
  • Hold three or more officer meetings each year
  • Maintain the chapter website and use the online reporting system (toolbox.byu.edu) to report each Chapter activity and submit activity/roster reports and financial reports (due in January)
  • Participate in on-going training (quarterly leadership training from BYU + training with Chapter Directors as needed)
  • Complete a minimum of four activities each year, one from each True Blue Chapter Activity Category (below)

*See additional chapter Best Practices

 

True Blue Chapter Activity Categories

The activities listed below are suggestions to help you when planning your four (or more) True Blue chapter events. There will be others that will fit with your Chapter’s unique needs. You can counsel with other leaders, including your Chapter Director, to determine what is best for your Chapter.

#1 - Connecting Alumni to Students

  • Freshmen/New Student Send-off Party
  • Mentoring event for BYU students
  • On-campus student gatherings
  • College Fair or pre-BYU student workshop
  • Co-sponsor or coordinate a “Be Smart” event

#2 - Connecting Alumni to Alumni

  • Sponsor a networking event that supports alumni career/employment development
  • Mentoring event for young alumni
  • Organize a BYU performance group show
  • Coordinate a BYU athletic team/performance group outreach to community
  • Coordinate a BYU athletic team/performance group fireside
  • Host a Speakers Bureau event
  • Host a community-based activity, picnic, cultural event, professional athletic event, alumni seminar, etc.
  • Game watch party
  • Organize a tailgate (football or other BYU athletics gathering)

#3 - Connecting Alumni to Community

  • Meet together and nominate an alumnus for a national University Award
  • Recognize and Award an alum with a BYU Alumni Community Service Award
  • Select and present a teacher appreciation award to a local educator
  • New and innovative events that increase alumni connections and enhance the BYU brand
  • Serve a BYU organization/College/Department in their effort to enhance educational opportunities
  • Set up a campus tour (or visit to an attraction, i.e. museum) for alumni or friends of BYU visiting Provo
  • Small group events (examples include watching a BYUtv broadcast of Education Week, Women’s Conference, etc.; a social gathering with alumni and/or non-alumni parents of new BYU students)

#4 - Connecting to Replenishment Grants

  • Raise funds for a Chapter replenishment grant program (min. goal is one ½-tuition grant)
    • Sponsor a fund raising event for Replenishment Grants (golf, 5K, dinner, cottage meeting, etc.)
    • Identify and celebrate Replenishment Grand awardees from your Chapter

 

True Blue Chapter Cash Incentive: $600*

*For the 2019 qualification year. Funds are added to the Chapter's Replenishment Grant account after the Chapter meets the basic requirements for a True Blue Chapter. Incentive funds can also be used to reimburse a chapter member for travel or lodging expenses at the annual Chapter Conference, or food or supplies for a chapter/student gathering at the conference. Reimbursement requests must come from the Chapter Chair using the reimbursement request form.

 

Chapter Recognition

In addition to the cash incentive, each True Blue Chapter is recognized at the annual Chapter Conference and receives a BYU Alumni Banner (first-time), or additional BYU-branded items (in subsequent years).