How to Start (or reactivate) a Tau Beta Pi Alumni Chapter
An Alumni chapter is the best way for Tau Bates in a given geographical location to gather for professional development events, social or service activities, or just networking with fellow members. Many also support local Tau Beta Pi collegiate chapters. Each chapter sets its own objectives. They do not hold initiations or need to fill out extensive paperwork involved with the operation of a collegiate chapter.
If there is not an Alumni chapter is in your area, the process for starting one is easy. Not sure if there is a chapter, check out a list of chartered Alumni chapters. If there is an inactive chapter in your area, the process for reactivating is similar.
To begin, email the indicating your interest. The Director can provide ideas to organize an alumni event in your area and attract local alumni.
Once you have at least ten members interested in starting (or reactivating) a chapter, you may submit a petition.
To start a new chapter, the Executive Council must review the petition and vote to issue a charter. The fee for a new Alumni Chapter is $100. The new chapter would be installed in a simple ceremony. Chapter bylaws must be submitted within a year of establishment. You may download sample Bylaws to help you in this task.
To reactivate, submit the signed petition along with the annual dues (currently $50)
Resources to help you maintain your chapter will be available soon.
Please contact the with any questions. We look forward to your continued involvement in Tau Beta Pi!