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Are you “Lost”?

February 14, 2012

Welcome back to Terminology Tuesday! Each Tuesday we will blog about some commonly misunderstood terms within the Fraternity. It’s our hope that you will take the time to read and then share this information with others.

Each fall, the VP-Alumni Relations (VPAR) receives a list of brothers who have been reported to the Central Office as having graduated from their chapter in the past 5 years.  VPARs are encouraged to update any recent graduate contact information and mark any alumni with a campus address who no longer lives on campus as “Lost.”   This ensures that the National Fraternity is not sending mail to unknown addresses. 

Then each spring, the VPAR receives a list of chapter alumni that have incorrect addresses or no address on file at the Central Office.  These members are considered “Lost” and we encourage VPARs to try to reach out to these members to get updated contact information from them and report it back to the National Fraternity.

How can you find “Lost” Alumni?

  • Email and ask them for updated contact information.
  • Call and ask them for updated contact information.
  • Search for them using Facebook or LinkedIn.
  • Work with the alumni association on campus (if needed, ask your chapter advisor for assistance).
  • Ask other alumni if they know how to contact them.

Returning the “Recent Grad Report” or “Lost Alumni List” with updates gives the chapter CMP credit under Chapter of Recognition when the “Online Request Verification from the Central Office” is also submitted through CMP.

If you are an alumnus and you suspect your contact information is not up-to-date with the National Fraternity, submit an update online or reach out to the VPAR at your chapter.

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