It's easier than ever for Alpha Chi chapters to reach out to another nearby chapter or even to a chapter five states away to collaborate on events and activities! Let's boost our unity this year and enhance the value of our membership by collaborating with other chapters beyond the annual convention. We want you to network, mentor, and create events with fellow Alpha Chi members and advisors across the nation. Here are a few jumping off points:
Chapters Connect – Virtual Edition
Alpha Chi's Chapter Development Committee is excited to introduce a new initiative for 2023-24 called Chapters Connect – Virtual Edition. This year we hope your chapter will consider hosting a virtual mini-event that can bring your members together with members from other chapters. These low-cost, high-impact events can cater to various audiences, disciplines, or interests. Get a few members together to brainstorm an event that could be shared via Zoom, YouTube, Discord, or you name it. With just a little group effort, your chapter could be hosting an event that hundreds of Alpha Chi members could participate in!
Here are just a few ideas to spark your creativity:
If you're ready to collaborate with or offer your programs to other chapter members, share this message with your chapter and start planning your event. If you need the contact information for an active chapter near your college or other colleges in your region, call 800-477-4225 and let the national office staff help you with those connections.
With enough lead time, we can also help with communicating and publicizing your event regionally or even nationally. If you need other help or have more questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll make sure your email reaches Dr. Steve Hoekstra, Chair of Alpha Chi's Chapter Development Committee.
Don't forget, many of these events could qualify for national funding through our Chapter Activity Grant program!
Let's embrace the spirit of collaboration and make this year unforgettable!
Seize a New Chapter Honorific!
In case you need more incentive than expanding your member and chapter networks, we have a special competition of sorts for you. The top three chapters to shine in collaboration will be crowned "Alpha Chi National Collaborators" at the 2024 National Convention in Birmingham, Alabama, April 4-6.