Alumni Association Resources

Please see below for resources related to establishing and maintaining chapter-based or area-based alumni associations.

Alumini Association Nestor Award Placque

Alumni Association in a Box

The Alumni Association in a Box is a culmination of essential resources to assist in establishing an alumni association. These resources may also be beneficial to the revitalization of an already established alumni association.

The section below is a four-step process to building or auditing your alumni association. As you expand each box, the first link is an all-encompassing document on the topic. The summary sheets below the first link are key information from the full-topic document.

The Playbook

The Playbook encompasses best practices from some of our award winning alumni associations representing all parts of North America. These resources align with seven different functional categories and are formatted for simple implementation by our alumni associations.

Alumni Association in a Box

The Playbook

Shield & Diamond

Alumni Association News in the Shield & Diamond

The Shield & Diamond wants to publish the good news about your events and activities. The deadline for each issue is noted below, but you don't wait until then! Send us your news and photos year round, and we'll keep them for the next issue. Please include any updates on your officers, web site address, or other contact information.

Submit Alumni Association Note

Email your information to Shield & Diamond or by mail or fax:

Shield & Diamond
8347 West Range Cove
Memphis TN 38125

Shield & Diamond Deadlines:

  • Autumn issue - July 1
  • Winter issue - October 1
  • Spring issue - January 1
  • Summer issue - April 1

Contact Us

We always need support in the following areas:

  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Building alumni associations
  • Organizing and consulting with existing associations

For help or general questions, please email us at

If you need help in any of the following areas or have general questions, please email