Included here are information and tools that will help you, as alumni leaders, to communicate effectively with your members and fellow alumni. Please reach out to us if you require further assistance.
Referring to the Yale Alumni Association
Use Yale Alumni Association on first reference. Upon second reference, YAA is acceptable, as is “the alumni association.” Do not use “Yale Alumni” (referring to our association) as it will be easily confused with “Yale alumni” (as in, alumni of Yale).
Email is a powerful communications tool, but it also has limitations.
Websites are a great way to give your organization additional legitimacy and visibility through internet search results.
Data & Policies
Updating Alumni Address Information
Encourage your group's members to keep their contact information current with the university. Doing so will ensure you can reach them successfully and they will stay up to date on all the latest Yale news and information.
Confidentiality Policy for Alumni Affairs and Development Volunteers
Volunteers for Yale University may have access to confidential information about alumni, parents, students, corporations, foundations, and friends of the university, including donors and prospective donors. This access is provided to volunteers on a need-to-know basis and is granted for the sole purpose of carrying out assigned volunteer responsibilities for Yale University.
All constituent information compiled and maintained by Yale should be treated as confidential and utilized only as needed in the context of a volunteer's responsibilities. Such information is the property of the university and may not be distributed or used for unauthorized purposes or for personal gain. If volunteers receive requests for an individual’s contact information they may direct alumni to the online alumni directory on the Yale Alumni Association (YAA) website at alumni.yale.edu.
Last updated: December 3, 2018