Cornellians participate in more than 100 clubs and associations around the world, and more than 1,000 Cornellians serve on club and associations boards! The resources below include everything you need to know about managing a successful club or associations. Updates are frequent; we are always evolving and improving these tools as we continue to get feedback from leaders like you.
Cornell University invites all alumni, parents, and friends to participate in the worldwide university community, attend events, stay connected to the university, and contribute to the greatness of the university.
Consistent with the core values of community, education, and service, the initiatives of each club will provide alumni, parents and friends with meaningful opportunities to:
- Strengthen their knowledge of and ties to the university;
- Maintain and grow friendships with Cornellians;
- Continue the process of life-long learning; and
- Serve the university, other alumni, students, and the community at large.
We want to make it easy and fun for you to organize with fellow alumni who live all over the world. Below, you will find information on the following:
Jump to list of documents and tip sheets for:
Reports and forms that you need to complete and submit to Alumni Affairs. This information helps Alumni Affairs allocate resources and find ways to better serve your club:
- Year in Review 2015-2016
- Annual Plan 2016-2017
- Cornell Club and Association Event Detail Form
- Please note, the above link is for domestic and Canadian events. International volunteers please visit http://www.alumni.cornell.edu/participate/international/eventsmain.cfm on the International Programs Events Web page. Thank you!
Ensure expedited and secure exchange of information:
- All board officers should have an active NetID and are encouraged to participate in the Leader's
- Training Materials for Your Club Web Page
- CornellConnect Website and Email Information
- Email Best Practices of the Ivy Plus
- Cornell University Social Media Primer
- This list has been compiled, on a confidential basis, by Cornell University for its exclusive purposes and those of its alumni organizations. It is not available for private or individual purposes of any kind, including commercial solicitations or the expression of personal, political, social or economic views. This policy applies to all alumni and university personnel.
- The Cornell brand book - use of the Cornell logo
- Digital Media Overview
How to market events and communicate with your local alumni base, as well as work with the Alumni Affairs Office at Cornell:
Guidelines for using the Cornell name and logo:
Event planning resources and information regarding various programs and activities your club can organize to engage local alumni. With a focus on Cornell University’s priorities, host a minimum of two events per year. In addition to other programming, consider the following:
- Summer Student Send-Off (August)
- Zinck’s Night (October)
- Cornell Cares Day (January)
- Event Timeline
- Participation Model Finance
- Event Planning Guidelines (link coming soon)
- Cornell Athletics 2016 - 2017 Away Competition Schedule
- Sample Club Constitution and By-Laws
- Club Officers’ Position Descriptions
- Starting a new club
- Setting up an EIN
- Fill out a W-9
- Complete an ACH form for electronic transfer of funds - please send this form to your Alumni Affairs Regional Staff Contact once completed
- Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC)
- Join in the conversation!
- Facebook Pages 101: Webinar Recording
- Facebook Pages 101 Powerpoint
- Awards and nominations
- CAAAN - Cornell Admissions Alumni Ambassadors Network
- Cornell Alumni Association
- CAA Cup
- Cornell NOW!
- Cornell University Council Ambassador Program
- Regional Staff Map
- Office of Alumni Affairs
Organize and administer volunteer activities; as well as resources to manage the health and success of group operations:
Training is important in the life of an alumni volunteer leader; plug into the broader network:
Find additional resources and web sites available to you to help make your time as a volunteer leader enjoyable and rewarding and help lead your club to success: