Alumni Relations Toolkit

Supporting Graduation Initiative 2025

As a community of nearly 4 million, CSU alumni make up the largest constituency in the university and are a key partner in Graduation Initiative 2025. In March 2017, the CSU Alumni Council focused their spring meeting on how alumni can support the Graduation Initiative in two major areas: addressing students' basic needs--allowing academics to be every student's primary focus--and early career development.

The Council also passed a resolution committing to be an active and engaged partner in student success. Part of this commitment was to take the ideas from the meeting and produce a toolkit of best practices that campus alumni associations can draw upon to help their campus meet its own Graduation Initiative 2025 goals.​

The toolkit below can be organized by short- to long-term initiatives, low- to high-impact, and low- to high-need for resources, allowing alumni from campuses of all sizes to support students' work toward graduation. Additionally, campuses engaged in particular practices are listed. The toolkit may be edited to include new initiatives or to add campuses who embark on a particular project.

Memorandum of Alumni Commitment

This document notes ways in which campus alumni associations can best support the specific goals of the Initiative.

Read the Memorandum

CSU Alumni Council Resolution

This Council resolved here to commit itself to involving alumni in meaningful ways that support the specific goals of the Initiative.

Read the Resolution

Alumni Relations Toolkit

Campus alumni associations are invited to use this guide to best practices that support the success of Graduation Initiative 2025.

Download the Toolkit