True Blue Chapters

Expecations and Recognitions

Chapter Performance Standards

The following Chapter Performance Standards are basic expectations of all Chapters:

  1. Have a full Chapter organization. Required Chapter officers (unrelated individuals or couples) include
    1. Chair
    2. Vice-Chair / Director of Chapter Connections/Celebration
    3. Vice Chair / Director of Social Media /Marketing
    4. Secretary and/or Treasurer
  2. Three or more officer meetings each year
  3. Greet and engage with attendees at all Chapter events. Share any records information gathered with BYU Alumni Records.
  4. Update the annual Chapter report during the year in conjunction with each activity, then submit the final report in July/August (activity and roster reports) and January (financial report)
  5. Each Chapter Officer participates in on-going training – One training quarterly
  6. Join and share on key BYU Alumni social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  7. Chapters strive to become a True Blue Chapter by completing a minimum of one activity from each True Blue Activity Category.

 

True Blue Chapter Activity Categories

The events and activities listed below are examples from successful chapters. There may be qualifying events and activities not shown below—seek clarification from your Chapter Director as to what may be a qualifying event in your chapter.

#1 - Student Engagement

  • 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 with local stake

#2 - Alumni Engagement

  • Sponsor a networking event that aids alumni in their Career/Employment
  • Mentoring event for young alumni
  • Coordinate a BYU athletic team/performance group outreach to community
  • Coordinate a BYU athletic team/performance group Fireside
  • Host a Speakers Bureau event
  • Community based activity, picnic, cultural event, professional athletic event, alumni seminar, etc.
  • BYU performance group event
  • Game Watch party
  • Tailgates- football or other BYU sporting event gathering

#3 - Replenishment Grant

  • Raise funds for a Chapter replenishment grant program during the year (minimum goal is ½ tuition)
    • Award Replenishment Grant in current year
    • Sponsor a fund raising event for Replenishment Grants- golf, 5K, dinner, cottage meeting, etc.

#4 - Enlarge the Influence of the Y

  • Chapter Leadership submits minimum of 10 RISE stories
  • Nominate an alum for a national University Award
  • Recognize and Award an alum with the BYU Alumni Community Service Award
  • Select and present a teacher appreciation award to a local educator
  • Showcase a RISE luminary in a local Chapter setting
  • 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, museum visit, etc., for chapter members or friends of BYU visiting Provo
  • Small or Group events. Examples could include: as a group watch BYUTV Broadcast of Education Week, Women’s Conference, etc., social gathering with alumni and/or non-alumni parents of new BYU students, or other social gathering where BYU’s influence is on display.

Incentives for Chapter Performance

True Blue Chapters - Incentive Amount - $500

(Added to the Chapter's replenishment grant acount)

  • Chapter meets basic expectations – Chapter Performance Standards (listed above)
  • Chapter does a minimum of 1 activity from all 4 of the Chapter activity categories.

White Chapters - Incentive Amount - $250

(Added to the Chapter's replenishment grant account)

  • Chapter meets basic expectations – Chapter Performance Standards (listed above)
  • Chapter does a minimum of 1 activity from 3 of the Chapter activity categories.

Incentive funds can also be used to reimburse a chapter member for travel or housing 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 Performance Recognition Awards

True Blue Chapters will be recognized at the annual Chapter Conference each year.

  • A True Blue Banner will be given to first time True Blue Chapters
  • Additional branded items will be given in subsequent years