Hey all, I wanted to post about a (now concluded) issue I’ve had with the Alumni Association.
As some/all of you may know, orangeconnection.org is the website for the Alumni Association, and it is there that you can find out where area watch parties are, depending on what city you live in.
According to a few of the people I have had email exchanges with, in order to have watch party information posted, a city’s alumni group must be “official”. The website doesn’t give a concrete definition of what constitutes an “official alumni group”. The people I spoke with gave some vague indicators, like “repeatedly attended watch parties”. Well, how is that kept track of? What metrics are in place to determine if a club is “official”? I posed this question to their Director of Engagement, and she has yet to respond to me.
This is concerning to me because I feel like they would be ecstatic at the thought of posting this information whenever presented to them. They want more OSU alums to show out and represent, right?
This is being brought to the table because I live in Memphis, which used to have what I believe to be an “official” watch party. I am trying to get the club started up again, because there is seemingly many OSU alums here in Memphis/West Tennessee/East Arkansas/North Mississippi who are needing a place to get together to watch the games. If we are to ever have an official watch party again, how can that happen if the Alumni Association isn’t posting the information in the first place?
My primary question for anyone who cares is, have you ever dealt with them, and was it a positive experience? It has been really crappy for myself.