Young Alumni Council

The Young Alumni Council (YAC) is a constituent committee of Cleveland State’s Alumni Association. The Council advances the association of more than 120,000 members by creating/supporting programs and services that specifically benefit recent graduates and current students.

WHAT IS THE YOUNG ALUMNI COUNCIL (YAC)?

Started in 2014, YAC is a constituent committee of the Cleveland State University Alumni Association (CSUAA) that creates/supports programs and services that specifically benefit recent graduates and current students.

The Council’s objective is to create a continuum from student to alumnus, and foster relationships with young alumni that lead to lifetime involvement. The Council is to serve as a training ground for service to the Cleveland State University community, as well as, other groups and boards outside of the University community.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE YOUNG ALUMNI PROGRAM?

The purpose of the young alumni program is to identify and address the needs of alumni who are 35 years old or younger by providing educational, philanthropic, social and networking opportunities. The Council’s objective is to create a continuum from student to alumnus, and foster relationships with young alumni that lead to lifetime involvement.

WHAT ARE THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MEMBERS OF YAC? 

  1. Promote CSU, the CSUAA and YAC within their networks.
  2. Contribute expertise and participate in the strategic development of programming for, and communication with, young alumni.
  3. Actively represent the YAC in the community and through social media.
  4. Join one of four active committees to support young alumni engagement and the operations of the YAC.
  5. Serve as volunteers at CSUAA and CSU events and support the CSU Annual Fund through gifts to Cleveland State University each fiscal year.

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

The council consists of no more than 30 members. Membership is available to alumni who are 35 years old or younger, have received their degree in the last ten years and desire to serve CSU through volunteerism and philanthropy. Each spring after carefully reviewing all applications the Council holds interviews for those seeking involvement opportunities within YAC.

Recruitment for the Council takes each spring semester and the membership application will be posted to the csualumni.com homepage when it is available. For questions about the Council, or to speak with the current President, please email clevelandstateyac@gmail.com.

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