ORGANIZATION OF ALUMNI CHAPTERS
Xavierites represent a diverse group of people that share the history and mission of Xavier University of Louisiana and St. Katharine Drexel. The varied personal and social needs of alumni make it difficult to suggest a universal model for all alumni chapters of Xavier University. However, a common goal and a universal spirit provide strong bases upon which to build appropriate chapter structures.
Ten or more Xaverites in any community, except in the New Orleans area, shall be sufficient to form an alumni club. Each alumni club shall have a Constitution and By-Laws that shall not conflict with that of the National Alumni Association of Xavier University (a copy can be secured from the Alumni Office). Modifications, however, can be made to suit the locale as well as other factors.
Leadership roles will be vested in an elected executive board that will consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Regular scheduled meetings to be determined by the membership must be held. An annual Signature event to contribute to the Xavier University Annual Fund should be organized. It is incumbent upon all clubs and groups to maintain a strong relationship with the Office of Alumni Relations and National Alumni Association and to foster the same goals, ideals, and values.
Defining Alumni Chapters
A Chapter consists of ten or more Xavierites in any community, except in the New Orleans area. The chapter will facilitate regular meetings, serve as a conduit to reengage alumni and contribute to the annual fund. Each alumni club must have a Constitution and By-Laws that shall not conflict with that of the National Alumni Association of Xavier University (a copy can be secured from the Alumni Office).
PURPOSE and OBJECTIVES
To establish mutually beneficial relations between the University and its alumni:
To encourage alumni giving and to seek the dedicated support of all alumni for the University’s total development.
To reengage alumni with the University by fostering events/activities that allow alumni to give of their time and talents
To foster ideals of Christian principles:
To be ever mindful of the ethical and moral concepts upon which a Xavier education is based.
To encourage friendly relationships among alumni in order to perpetuate the ideals of brotherly love.
FUNCTIONS OF THE ALUMNI CHAPTERS
To design and promote social and cultural activities that will foster alumni solidarity.
To promote interest in the university and offer support in all University endeavors.
To contribute annually to the University’s Annual Fund Drive.
To aid the University’s Admission Office in the identification of promising and outstanding students and to encourage the same to attend Xavier University.
To encourage participation among alumni in Homecoming activities.
To periodically send the Director of Alumni Relations news worthy events about alumni for inclusion in Xavier Gold or other official alumni publication (i.e. promotion, new and exciting jobs, advance study and/or grants, fellowship, the marriage of an alumnus/alumna, the death of an alumnus/alumna, etc.).
To maintain an avid interest in the University’s development by keeping abreast of current activities and events that are occurring on campus, as well as being cognizant of the national political events that may affect the University’s well-being.
All graduates and former students of X.U., who are in good standing with the University, shall be eligible for membership in the association.
Any student who has matriculated at Xavier University and has withdrawn in good standing, after having completed a semester, shall become an Associate member of this Association upon graduation of the class in which one was enrolled, provided, however, that one shall make a contribution to the Association in an amount not less than specified in the By-Laws. Associate members shall be entitled to all right and privileges of members, except the holding of any office in the Association.
For more information, visit XULA.edu/alumnirelations
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