Roles and Responsibilities


Exhibit A – Role and Responsibility Statement for Alumni Volunteers

The effectiveness of alumni leadership is dependent upon the synergy created by the exemplary performance of the outstanding individual volunteers. To this end, alumni volunteer leaders should be committed to the following:

  • Know and embrace the University’s mission, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs
  • Know and embrace the BUAA’s mission, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs
  • To the extent possible, participate in University, BUAA and Network programs and activities
  • Ensure that the composition of the alumni volunteers are representative of the diversity of BU, its alumni, and its current students
  • Serve in leadership positions or undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically when asked
  • Avoid prejudiced judgments on the basis of information received from individuals and urge those with grievances to follow established policies and procedures
  • Follow trends in higher education and alumni relations to be able to make informed decisions about new directions in programs and policies
  • Avoid asking special favors of the Alumni Relations staff
  • Serve BU, the BUAA and the Network as a whole, not just the interest of any specific constituency
  • Avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest that might embarrass BU, the BUAA and/or the Network and disclose any possible conflicts to your Alumni Relations liaison in a timely manner
  • Maintain independence and objectivity and do what your sense of fairness, ethics, and personal integrity dictate
  • Never accept (or offer) favors or gifts from (or to) anyone who does business with the BU, the BUAA and/or the Network
  • Have fun and a sense of humor!