Graduate Relations

Graduate relations is one of the ideals that has become a part of the Fraternity’s identity. The practice of engaging local graduates and graduates from your Chapter allows an opportunity to effectuate our motto of “not for college days alone.” Graduate brother engagement is most commonly seen through the annual Frank Norris Pig Dinner; however, there are several other ways to engage the brothers around you!

 Communications & Outreach

Finding ways to communicate with local graduates and chapter graduates alike is important for keeping them engaged. There are a few ways to communicate with these brothers, including the utilization of email, social media, website, newsletters and mailings. Click here to learn more about reaching graduates through your website and social media. Click here to ensure your newsletter is being used to its full potential.


 Other Graduate Events

Strong graduate relations stem from opportunities for graduate brothers to interact with current brothers of the chapter. There is no limit when it comes to how many graduate events should be hosted by a Chapter. View the Suggested Activities/Events List to see different examples of chapter engagement with graduate brothers.

Graduate engagement events shouldn't be limited to in-person only. Click the link to see examples of Virtual Graduate Engagement.


 Pig Dinners

The Frank Norris Pig Dinner’s rich history and strong tradition have helped make it one of the longest-running events in the Greek world. Early planning and communication are keys to a successful Pig Dinner. View the Pig Dinner page or the Pig Dinner Planning Guide to learn more about early planning to get the most out of your event!


 Purposeful Engagement

What is the purpose of engaging with graduate brothers if it isn’t meaningful? There is a strong opportunity to elevate the level of graduate involvement, engage graduates by building a strong connection, and empowering them to be the support you need. There are several ways to get graduate brothers to re-engage with the Fraternity and help support the Chapter. You can learn more about adding purpose and meaning to your graduate events and interactions in our Volunteer Engagement Guide.

Building relationships with your advisors is key to creating a healthy working relationship. Click here to learn more about communicating effectively to build a strong relationship with all advisors