Alumni Associations


The Alumni Association is a group working together to foster our spirit among alumni of many generations. An association is chartered either as a chapter-based or area-based Alumni Association. Alumni Associations plan social and philanthropic events just like a chapter, and many Alumni Associations facilitate support for collegiate members.

Delegates of a chartered Alumni Association get two votes at the annual convention business meetings.

Please contact us with questions about or volunteer with an Alumni Association.

Alumni Association Information

Purpose of Alumni Associations

An Alumni Association has a variety of purposes and may be different based on the individual associations’ preference. The main focus areas for an alumni association are generally among the following:

  • Host Social Events with Alumni Members in a Specific Area
  • Network with Alumni Members in a Specific Area
  • Mentor A Local Chapter or Local Chapters
  • Perform Community Service
  • Participate in Philanthropic Causes like raising money for the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation and the Judy Fund of the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Create Scholarship Opportunities for Members
  • Continuing Education and Personal Development
  • Area Specific Communication with Members

Start an Alumni Association

Alumni Interest

The first step in the formation of an Alumni Association in your area is to form an interest group and a steering committee. The interest group is for any members that are simply interested in getting involved in an Alumni Association and wish to participate in the events, aid the local chapter(s), and/or receive communications. The steering committee is for those members that are interested in coming up with the ideas for the events, planning the events, communicating with members, being the point man/men, working with the Alumni Engagement committee and or staff.


If you, or other Sammys you know, are interested in starting an Alumni Association in your area, start to gather names and contact information, please complete the Alumni Association Interest Form.



If you meet the following requirements, you may apply for an Alumni Association charter:

  • List of 5 Alumni Association members, including phone numbers and email addresses.
  • Submit the Alumni Association Application to the International Headquarters, 8701 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46268.
  • This request will be reviewed for authorization by the Octagon.

Renew an Active Alumni Association

If your Alumni Association has met these requirements, you may renew your charter:

  • Association membership listing, including names and email addresses.
  • Sponsor at least one social event for alumni (enclose description and date of event).
  • Sponsor at least one project to assist an undergraduate chapter, the alumni association, the college/university, or the International Fraternity.