Join a chapter or network

Led by volunteers, La Trobe's alumni chapters provide an oppportunity for you to stay connected to your fellow alumni and the University community. Alumni chapters operate as formal, organised groups with committees.

Each chapter brings together like-minded alumni based on industry disciplines, geographic regions or special interests.

As a chapter member, you'll gain access to special events, a rich community of mentors, and the opportunity to share your knowledge and skills with current La Trobe students.

If an alumni group is operated in more of an informal manner, without a committee, the group is then considered to be an alumni network.

Find out more about La Trobe's alumni chapters by downloading the Alumni Chapter Handbook [PDF 1.15MB].

If you wish to join a chapter or network, please contact the relevant groups below.

Current chapters

    Art history chapter

    Have an interest in art? Join the Art History alumni chapter, whose annual program of activities spans studio visits, lectures and gallery visits.
    How to join: Visit the chapter page for more information and contact details.

    Bendigo chapter

    Our Bendigo-based alumni chapter provides an ongoing link between La Trobe University, its graduates and the local community. Chapter members enjoy professional and social networking opportunities.
    How to join: Visit the Bendigo chapter page for more details.

    Football club alumni chapter

    We welcome former club members back for reunions, matches and other events. If you were involved with our football club as a player, coach or in any other capacity, we encourage you to join us.
    How to join: Visit the Football Club's website for more details.

    Friends of the School of Mines (Bendigo)

    The Friends of the School of Mines provides significant funds for scholarships to encourage and support students enrolled at our Bendigo campus. Our contribution to the history of tertiary education in Bendigo continues to inspire students to seek new experiences throughout their lives.
    How to join: Email us to register your interest.

    Law alumni chapter

    As a member of our law alumni community, you’ll receive communication and resources to assist you in your career. Increase the value of your law degree by engaging in our professional network, in Melbourne and beyond.
    How to join: Email us to register your interest.

    Mildura alumni chapter

    Our Mildura chapter fosters enduring relationships between graduates, the University and the local community. Activities include professional networking and development, and social events.
    How to join: Email us to register your interest.

International chapters

Hong Kong alumni chapter

Are you based in Hong Kong? Join the Hong Kong alumni chapter to stay connected to other La Trobe graduates in your region.
How to join: Email us to register your interest.

London alumni chapter

Are you based in London? Join the London alumni chapter to stay connected to other La Trobe graduates in your region.
How to join: Visit the London chapter page for more details.

Malaysia alumni chapter

Are you based in Malaysia? Join the Malaysia alumni chapter to stay connected to other La Trobe graduates in your region.
How to join: Visit the Malaysia chapter page for more details.

Singapore alumni chapter

Are you based in Singapore? Join the Singapore alumni chapter to stay connected to other La Trobe graduates in your region.
How to join: Visit the Singapore chapter page for more details.

Shanghai alumni chapter

Are you based in Shanghai? Join the Shanghai alumni chapter to stay connected to other La Trobe graduates in your region.
How to join: Visit the Shanghai chapter page for more details.

Current networks

Engineering and technology alumni network

Join a network of alumni from across all engineering programs – from electronic, civil, computer systems and biomedical engineering, to robotics and mechatronics, telecommunications and network engineering, computer science, information technology and engineering management.
How to join: Join the network's LinkedIn group, or email the network.

State and Federal Parliamentary and Government Alumni Network

We promote opportunities for alumni working across all tiers of government, in both politics and the public service, to participate in social, networking and professional activities.
How to join: Visit our network page for more information and contact details.

Create a new chapter

Interested in starting an alumni chapter?

Fantastic! There's a few steps you'll need to take to get it up and running.

Firstly, you'll need a group of at least four people with the time, skills and a shared passion to form a temporary Alumni Chapter Committee.

Then, simply complete the Alumni Chapter Application form and member of the Alumni Relations Team will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Chapter committee duties

To ensure the success of an alumni chapter, a chapter committee is required. Committee positions and duties may include:

Chair
The Chair is the key point of contact with the Alumni Relations Team, leading meetings and planning chapter goals/activities. They are responsible for the proper and efficient administration of the chapter and perform other duties as may be prescribed by the committee. The Chair also acts  as the representative of the chapter when communicating with the Alumni and Advancement Office and external organisations.

Deputy Chair
The Deputy Chair provides general advice and assistance to the Chair and acts as Chair as required in the Chair's absence. In such an event they shall have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities of the Chair.

Treasurer
The Treasurer manages chapter finances with support from the Alumni Relations Team. They are responsible for providing reports to the committee on the financial position of the Chapter, end of year reports and financial statements.As required, they complete and submit Funding Applications.

Secretary
The Secretary provides administrative support to the chapter. This may include preparing agendas and minutes and ensuring that meetings are properly called and organised. Meeting minutes should be sent to the Alumni and Advancement Office. The Secretary is also responsible for providing updated lists of the Chapter Committee to the Alumni and Advancement Office.

Event Coordinator*
The Event Coordinator supports chapter events, coordinates venue bookings, and organises catering. They provide assistance and expertise to Chair and organise chapter run events (including logistics and working with the Alumni and advancement Office to distribute invitations and manage RSVP’s)

Social Media Coordinator*
The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for managing chapter led social media groups/pages such as Facebook or LinkedIn, and providing communications support to the chapter. This may include developing stories, taking photographs and submitting these to the Alumni and Advancement Office for broader promotion.

La Trobe University staff member*
It is suggested that the chapter committee includes a La Trobe staff member to support the chapter. This provides a link to the University, and supports  the committee with relevant education and professional development opportunities

*optional roles, depending on the chapter and their objectives