Cornellians participate in more than 100 clubs and associations around the world, and more than 1,000 Cornellians serve on club and associations boards! The resources below include everything you need to know about managing a successful club or associations. Updates are frequent; we are always evolving and improving these tools as we continue to get feedback from leaders like you.
Cornell University invites all alumni, parents, and friends to participate in the worldwide university community, attend events, stay connected to the university, and contribute to the greatness of the university.
Consistent with the core values of community, education, and service, the initiatives of each club will provide alumni, parents and friends with meaningful opportunities to:
- Strengthen their knowledge of and ties to the university;
- Maintain and grow friendships with Cornellians;
- Continue the process of life-long learning; and
- Serve the university, other alumni, students, and the community at large.
We want to make it easy and fun for you to organize with fellow alumni who live all over the world.
Reports and forms that you need to complete and submit to Alumni Affairs. This information helps Alumni Affairs allocate resources and find ways to better serve your club:
- Annual Plan 2017-2018
- Cornell Club and Association Event Detail Form (domestic and Canadian events)
- International Club and Association Event Detail Form
Ensure expedited and secure exchange of information:
- All board officers should have an active NetID and are encouraged to participate in the Leader’s
How to market events and communicate with your local alumni base, as well as work with the Alumni Affairs Office at Cornell:
- Training Materials for Your Club Web Page
- iModules Website and Email Information
- Email Best Practices of the Ivy Plus (PDF, 247 KB)
- Cornell University Social Media Primer
- This list has been compiled, on a confidential basis, by Cornell University for its exclusive purposes and those of its alumni organizations. It is not available for private or individual purposes of any kind, including commercial solicitations or the expression of personal, political, social or economic views. This policy applies to all alumni and university personnel.
Guidelines for using the Cornell name and logo:
- Event planning resources and information regarding various programs and activities your club can organize to engage local alumni. With a focus on Cornell University’s priorities, host a minimum of two events per year. In addition to other programming, consider the following:
- Summer Student Send-Off (August)
- Zinck’s Night (October)
- Zinck’s Information Sheet (PDF, 634 KB)
- Cornell Cares Day (January)
- Event Timeline (PDF, 194 KB)
- Domestic Participation Model Finance (PDF, 180 KB)
- Cornell Athletics 2017 – 2018 Away Competition Schedule (PDF, 78 KB) thus far – This is not complete for all sports as of 7-1-17
Organize and administer volunteer activities; as well as resources to manage the health and success of group operations:
- Sample Club Constitution and By-Laws (PDF, 300 KB)
- Club Officers’ Position Descriptions (PDF, 188 KB)
- Starting a new club (PDF, 192 KB)
- Setting up an EIN (PDF, 414 KB)
- Fill out a W-9 (PDF, 110 KB)
- Complete an ACH form for electronic transfer of funds – please send this form to your Alumni Affairs Regional Staff Contact once completed
Training and Participation
Training is important in the life of an alumni volunteer leader; plug into the broader network:
Find additional resources and web sites available to you to help make your time as a volunteer leader enjoyable and rewarding and help lead your club to success:
- Awards and nominations
- CAAAN – Cornell Admissions Alumni Ambassadors Network
- Cornell Alumni Association
- CAA Cup (PDF, 275 KB)
- Cornell NOW!
- Cornell University Council Ambassador Program
- Regional Staff Map (PDF, 327 KB)
- Office of Alumni Affairs
Connect with and give feedback about any of these tools by contacting your
Alumni Affairs Regional Staff Contacts (PDF, 380 KB)