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The membership committee maintains complete records of all active and honorary members of the Chapter, as well as the list of all current Alumni Association members in Philadelphia (the “Alumni Association List”), which is obtained annually from the Alumni Association. The membership committee reviews the Alumni Association List and devises ways to encourage area alumni to participate in Chapter activities and to become members of the Chapter and the Alumni Association. The membership committee is responsible for the promotion and retention of annual membership in the chapter. The committee maintains contact with the Alumni Association and shall notify the Alumni Office of address changes, job changes, achievements, and other pertinent information.
The communications committee is responsible for marketing, PR, the chapter website, listserv, newsletters, and all other representation of the chapter with other organizations. The committee works with the Penn State Office of Public Information, through the local media, to inform the public of notable Penn State achievements and accomplishments of its students, faculty, and alumni. The committee shall assist the standing committees (and ad hoc committees, as necessary) established to organize and conduct Chapter activities in securing publicity for those activities.
The finance committee shall prepare an annual budget for the Chapter. The budget is based on a fiscal year ending June 30 and shall be submitted for approval to the Board no later than July 15 of the same year. The committee works with the Chapter Treasurer to insure that expenditures are made in accordance with budget. The committee also conducts an audit of the annual financial report submitted by the Treasurer.
The social events committee shall assure that the schedule of activities consists of a well-rounded series of events designed to promote all aspects of Penn State’s educational program including its scholastic, athletic, and cultural activities and to support Penn State’s efforts to recruit outstanding students. This committee is responsible for events such as the annual Freshman Sendoff, “Tail Great Parties,” Homecoming celebrations, etc.
The community service committee shall serve as a liaison between the Chapter and non-profit community service organizations for the purpose of providing Chapter members an opportunity to assist in community projects.
The professional development committee works in conjunction with other Chapter committees to foster the professional development of Chapter members by creating continuing education and networking opportunities/events.
Scholarship & Student Outreach
The Scholarship & Student Outreach Committee shall serve as a liaison between the Chapter and the current student body of Penn State at both University Park and the Philadelphia area branch campuses. Develops and organizes fundraising events for an endowed scholarship in the name of the Chapter for current students of Penn State. Develops application and selection criteria for choosing the recipient of the scholarship. Generates awareness and interest in the chapter among students through various activities organized with students and chapter members. Develops application and selection criteria for choosing the recipient of the scholarship. Responsible for coordinating annual Freshman Sendoff event.