The primary purposes for which a chapter is formed are to advance and establish a mutually beneficial relationship between the University of Mobile and its alumni, and to provide an avenue for alumni to continue their connections with the university through the UMobile Alumni Association (UMAA).
Alumni chapters add significant value to any alumni association. At the University of Mobile, chapters allow alumni in different areas of the country the opportunity to network and make/continue lifelong friendships. Understandably, it is not feasible for everyone to be able to travel to reunions, homecoming celebrations, breakfasts, and other events. Chapters will allow alumni to gather in a different city and remain connected to the University of Mobile at the same time.
This year we are planning to launch chapters in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile County and Baldwin County. If you are interested in becoming a part of these chapters, or beginning a chapter in your area not listed above, please contact Allison Nelson in the alumni office.
Regional – Organized on a geographical basis in cities and counties within Alabama and throughout the United States, and internationally, wherever there is sufficient interest and a concentration of alumni reside.
Professional – Alumni of particular colleges, departments, and other academic organizations.
Shared Interest – Alumni who share a specific interest such as athletics, student activities, etc.
Cultural/Heritage - Alumni who share, identify with, and would like to participate in cultural and/or ethnic groups
According to the UMAA By-Laws
Section 1. Alumni living in any given area may request consideration for the establishment of an alumni chapter in their area, subject to the approval of the Board.
Section 2. Each chapter shall have a chapter Chairman and Vice Chairman. Chapter Chairmans should serve a two-year term unless extenuating circumstances dictate a shorter term of service.
Section 3. Alumni Chapter Groups should meet at least once each year, but may meet more frequently should the chapter so desire.
Section 4. Alumni Chapter's Chairmen shall serve as ex-officio members of the Board and are invited to the quarterly meetings of the Board.
Section 5. Alumni Chapters shall conduct their meeting and elections in accordance with the constitution and by-laws of the UMAA.