Shape Engagement Opportunities Committee or Board Positions

Take the next step in giving back to Schreyer and help shape alumni and Scholar engagement opportunities via involvement in the Scholar Alumni Society — the College's constituent group in the Penn State Alumni Association. Committee and board members for the Society plan and attend alumni events, help shape volunteer opportunities, and engage with Scholars through mentoring, career programming, and more.

Scholar Alumni Society Board
A Scholar alumna attending an event

Committee Membership

Committee membership is open to any interested Scholar alum. Committee members sit on one of the three standing committees and actively help plan activities throughout the year. This is a great way to connect with fellow alumni, build a volunteer resume, and work toward board membership.

Committee members can expect a time commitment of approximately two hours per month, including a once-a-month online meeting.

Standing committees include:

Alumni Engagement Committee

Work with the College's development and alumni relations staff to design activities for alumni to interact with each other, current Scholars, and the College.

Meeting Time: Second Monday of the month, 12:00 p.m. EST

Career Development and Mentorship Committee

Work with the College's career development staff to refine and develop professional development programming.

Meeting Time: Third Wednesday of the month, 12:00 p.m. EST

Student Engagement Committee

Work with College's student programing staff and student leaders for event assistant and leadership development.

Meeting Time: Third Monday of the month, 8:00 p.m. EST

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Board Membership

The Scholar Alumni Society Board is a volunteer board of directors that works directly with the Schreyer Honors College staff and student leadership to lead the Scholar Alumni Society and engage Scholar alumni and current Scholars in meaningful ways through social events, mentorship, service, and philanthropy.

Commitment and Expectations

Board members can expect a time commitment of approximately 5-10 hours per month, including leading or sitting on monthly committees, attending quarterly meetings, participating in events and volunteer opportunities, and selecting annual award recipients. Terms are for three years with the possibility of being extended for one additional three-year term.

Meetings

Board members are expected to attend quarterly full board meetingsā€”in-person during fall and spring, and virtually for winter and summer. They are also expected to attend a monthly committee meeting.

Volunteering and Events

Board members are expected to lead or assist with activities that benefit students and/or alumni of the Schreyer Honors College. Examples include the Alumni Admissions Interview Program, Mentoring with Honors, regional engagement events, and career and professional development events. Board members are also expected to participate in the annual Schreyer's annual Connect Networking and Career Day, which features alumni panelists across multiple disciplines.

Philanthropy

Board members are strongly encouraged to make an annual philanthropic gift that they see as personally meaningful to benefit an area of the Schreyer Honors College.

Application Process

Board applications are open December and January each year. Look for announcements via email and LinkedIn. Members are selected during the spring quarterly meeting in March with terms beginning July 1.

The application focuses on relevant volunteer activities, current involvement with the College, and leadership experience as well as the applicant's ability meet the expectations of the position.

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Schreyer Scholar Joseph Abraham

My thesis is a creative thesis. I'm writing a feature-length screenplay for a movie. As a film major, having a finished screenplay that you can take to different companies is really a strong selling point that most people don't have coming out of college.

Joseph Abraham ' 20 Film and Video, Statistics

Shape Engagement Opportunities Committee or Board Positions

Scholar Alumni Society Board