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Founders’ Day 2018 Topic Request Due November 15

Planning for Founders’ Day 2018 is already underway. Please submit your Founders’ Day topic requests by November 15. Contact your chapter representative if you have any questions or would like help deciding what type of topics would be best for your chapter.


Submit Spring 2018 Scholarship Winners

The deadline to submit student scholarship winners to WAA for the spring semester is December 1. To make this possible, please make sure you have enough funds in your scholarship account by December 1 to cover these awards. Contact Nancy Powell to get your balance.


October Chapter Leader Call

Our next chapter leader call will take place on Wednesday, October 25 at 3 p.m. CDT. All chapter leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your chapter has best practices or challenges that you’d like to share at a future chapter leader call, please email your ideas to Jesse James White.

Chapter Leader Handbook

Chapter Leader Handbook

WAA-recognized chapters represent WAA and, by extension, UW-Madison in their communities. Alumni chapters provide opportunities for alumni to:

  • Engage with other local alumni
  • Identify and nurture volunteer leaders
  • Celebrate alumni who make a difference in their communities
  • Showcase Badger spirit to current and future alumni

View the full Chapter Leader Handbook

Welcome Alumni

Being Accessible, Hospitable and Responsive

The first job of every WAA chapter is to be welcoming to all UW-Madison alumni. For the Badger alumni in your area, your chapter is the face of the university. Through special events such as Welcome to the City, chapters introduce alumni to a group that they can call their own local Badger “home.”

  • Be accessible: Update your website with event and local “hangout” information
  • Be responsive: Actively answer inquiries (calls, emails, social media, at events)
  • Be hospitable

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Create Connections

Serving as a Social and Professional Hub

Alumni-to-alumni connections are the lifeblood of WAA chapters. Chapter volunteers provide crucial mentoring and career guidance for new UW-Madison graduates as well as future alumni. Chapters bring alumni together through a variety of events.

  • Be a conduit for volunteering on behalf of UW-Madison
  • Be a social and professional hub, host events, facilitate Badger-to-Badger alumni connections

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Support the UW

Encouraging Alumni to Support the UW

Chapters increasingly play a significant role in supporting UW-Madison priorities and initiatives. In-state chapters provide a vital network for grassroots legislative advocacy. Chapters nationwide assist WAA and UW Athletics with special events.

  • Encourage alumni to support the UW with time, talent and treasure
  • Spread the message of the UW to everyone in your community
  • Participate in the annual campaign
  • Capture and translate the alumni voice back to the UW and WAA

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Chapter Resources


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Monthly Chapter Leader Call

September 2017 – Campus Update

August 2017 – Registration and Fall Updates

July 2017 – Welcome to the City and Fall Events

June 2017 – WFAA 2.0

April 2017 – Student Send-off Preperation

March 2017 – Updates on current enrollment trends.

January 2017 – Founders’ Day Best Practices and Awards

December 2016 – Chapter Website Updates

October 2016 – Founders’ Day 2017 Prep

September 2016 – Admissions Update

August 2016 – RE-Wisconsin, Annual Reports, Badger Bridge Chapter Competition

July 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Welcome to the City

June 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Chapter Leader Handbook, The Red Shirt Showdown, Scholarship Update

May 2016 – Student Send-Offs and scholarships

February 2016 – Update from campus Admissions

January 2016 – Founders’ Day messaging

December 2015 – All Ways Forward

October 2015 – Athletics policies and deadlines

September 2015 – Chapter framework and mission: Welcome, Connect, Support

August 2015 – Welcome to the City

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General Chapter Questions

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Events and Registration