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Alumni Organizations

Alumni Chapters

Alumni chapters are organizations within the fraternity connecting and engaging alumni of a particular chapter. Alumni chapters seek to:

Effectively communicate with a chapter’s alumni base
Actively engage alumni of a chapter with events and programs
Help alumni to reconnect with old friends
Help alumni to connect with their fraternity
Help seniors transition to life after college

Alumni chapters perform these functions in a number of different ways and many also provide substantial support to their undergraduate chapter.

Resources for Alumni Chapter Officers can be found in our Resource Library under Alumni.

Update Alumni Chapter Information

Please complete the alumni chapter survey to update any information of your alumni chapter.

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Regional Alumni Chapters

Pi Kappa Phi does not have regional alumni chapters. Instead, Pi Kappa Phi’s national staff will work with alumni in a particular metropolitan area to form a "City Event Planning Team." This team works with the staff to plan events for all Pi Kapps in a specific geographic radius.  These teams are responsible for keeping alumni engaged in the community in which they live.

Starting an Alumni Group

Starting an alumni group may seem simple, but it can be a very complex process. Regardless of what type of group you want to start (alumni chapter or housing corporation), you should first answer this question: What will the organization work to accomplish and how will it work to benefit the fraternity? The initial administrative steps for starting an alumni group are listed below. For questions or resources to assist you in this process, please contact our national staff at

Housing Corporations

Alumni chapters are separate organizations within the fraternity whose purpose is to secure and maintain competitive housing for a particular student chapter. Many housing corporations own chapter houses, while many will also lease houses if ownership is not possible. Because they are organized around one particular chapter, many housing corporations also perform the functions of alumni chapters.

The Five Areas of Focus for Alumni Chapters

The goals of alumni chapters can be broken down into five objectives, the first being Infrastructure, the basic framework that an organization needs in order to maintain sustainably. These required actions must be completed each year in order to remain in good standing. The other four make up the key components of alumni engagement: Information, Interaction, Involvement and Investment.

In order to provide clarity as to the operations of an alumni chapter, there are categories within each of these objectives that are further broken down into specific actions which can be a part of an alumni chapter’s plan. If you have any questions on the specifics of any action, please contact the staff member listed next to the item.

View the Five Areas of Focus

To Start an Alumni Group, Coordinate With:

The National Fraternity

Complete the following to become recognized by the national fraternity:

  1. Submit updated bylaws for the organization. View an example
  2. Submit a list of officers for the organization.
  3. Submit a petition with the names of at least 10 alumni who are willing to be involved. Download a petition
  4. Collect and submit $100 for national dues and $50 for chartering.

The Federal Government

  1.  Complete an SS4 form and submit to the IRS. This will provide you with an Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  2. Fill out IRS form 8718 (Found Here) which you will then attach, along with your check for the application fee, and send to the IRS with the 1024 form (Found Here) as described in step 3.
  3. Complete a 1024 form and submit to the IRS. This will recognize you as a non-profit organization. You will check off 501 © 7 (social club) — not an 8 or 10, which deal with fraternal societies such as trade unions, masons, etc.
  4.  Complete Annual 990 filings with the IRS. This keeps you in compliance with the IRS each year. (There are major penalties for non-compliance.)

Your State Government

This differs from state to state, but you can visit your state’s Secretary of State website for more information. This process is usually not too difficult, but is often expedited when we can recruit an attorney or C.P.A. who practices in the state to actually submit all of the information.