“Not 4 years, but for life” is more than a saying.

Membership in a fraternity or sorority is a lifelong commitment that continues to benefit members long after their college graduation. Reasons to stay involved as an alum are very similar to the reasons someone might join a fraternity or sorority in college: networking, friendship and service. Similar to undergraduate membership, you get out of the experience what you put into the experience. Take a look below to learn ways that you can continue to give to get the most out of your fraternity or sorority membership.

Serve as an advisor.

If you’re interested in serving as an advisor, contact the Office of Greek Life, a current chapter advisor or your inter/national headquarters. They will determine whether or not the chapter is in need of advisors and what role might be best suited to your skills and strengths. Each inter/national organization has a different process for advisor recruitment, selection and training; but will generally require some formal paperwork and provide training. Depending on which officer or officers you advise, your time commitment will vary.

Join an alumni chapter in your area.

Your inter/national headquarters has information on alumni chapters near you nationally and internationally. Once you have located a chapter near you, contact a member of the alumni chapter to find out how to join and when they host events.

Volunteer for your inter/national organization.

Visit your inter/national organization’s website for more information on how to get involved.

Support your organization’s philanthropy and service projects in your local area.

A quick google search of your cause and new location should put you on the right track to continuing your philanthropic involvement.

Visit Elon for an alumni weekend or Homecoming.

Check out the Office of Alumni Engagement website for more information on events and how to be involved as an Elon Alum. When you come back to visit, you still represent your chapter. Be a good guest if your chapter is hosting you.

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