Mission and Core Responsibilities

The mission and core responsibilities were approved by a vote at the 194th Alumni Council Meeting, May 18, 2007.


To sustain a fully informed, representative, and engaged exchange of information and sentiment between alumni and their College, and to enhance and inspire alumni involvement that furthers the mission of the College. 

Core Responsibilities

To achieve its mission, the Alumni Council must:

Actively learn and know the current state of the College and its future goals, and communicate that knowledge to all alumni;

Diligently learn alumni sentiment and help the College to fully understand and fully consider this sentiment;

Nominate competent, qualified, independent alumni candidates to serve on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees;

Recognize, encourage, and facilitate alumni service.

And in doing so, it must:

Think and act independently of the College and its administration;

Preserve the right of all Dartmouth alumni to express opinions (whether critical or supportive), ask questions of, praise, and seek change within the College;

Be accountable to all alumni to be honest, open, and balanced in its deliberations and communications.