Get Involved

Membership dues directly support the Alumni Association’s student and alumni programming: Alumni Scholarships, Distinguished Faculty Awards, Long Purple Line, Homecoming, Reunion, Alumni Events, and so much more! NSU Alumni Association membership is truly the best way to Support It All and strengthen the value of a NSU degree! Joining the NSU Alumni Association is simple.

Chapters & Groups

Welcome home! Demons don’t just reside in Natchitoches anymore. More than 80 percent of NSU alumni live within 100 miles of our chapter network. The Alumni Association also has special interest groups for other NSU organizations and affiliations. There has never been a better time to engage with Demons like you or those in your area! Last year, we kicked off our chapter network, and every area has been growing consistently. Connect with a chapter or group below, or learn how to start your own!

Use the resources below to look up and connect with NSU alumni chapter or groups.

Start A Chapter/Group

The Alumni Association has helped NSU graduates and friends form more than 15 new groups in the past year! Complete our new location form to start the process of locating Demons in your area and forming an organized group.

Find A Chapter/Group

Plan Your Reunion

The Northwestern State University Alumni Association is proud to offer complimentary reunion planning services to alumni groups that are interested in hosting reunions.

Reunion Planning Packet: Our reunion planning packet is filled with information compiled by our experienced programming staff. The packet includes:

  • a recommended timeline and checklist.
  • tips and suggestions for reunions of all sizes.
  • a list of on-campus contacts, as well as contacts within the local business community.

Records: We can assist alumni groups with contacting members via email, as well as generate a list of up-to-date addresses.

Publicity: We can post information about your group’s reunion on our event calendar.

Supplies: We can provide name tags and other materials to help make your reunion festive and informative.

Advice: Our reunion coordinator will serve as an advisor to help answer your questions, find campus contacts, and provide recommendations.

Awards

NSU alumni make amazing things happen in the world. Their accomplishments significantly benefit both society and our campus, advancing the common good and inspiring others to address challenges with insight and creativity. Their actions communicate the dynamic excellence of a Northwestern State University education and the importance of service as a component of the NSU philosophy. To celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni, the NSU Alumni Association sponsors two award categories for distinguished service, one category for professional achievement, and one category for volunteerism toward the Alumni Association. While these recognitions are deserving traditions that will continue through time, the Long Purple Line Distinction serves as the highest honor and will offer a deserved permanent recognition through various elements.

Long Purple Line

Since 1990, Northwestern State University has honored outstanding former students with induction into its Hall of Distinction, or Long Purple Line.  The noteworthy achievements of those alumni reflect the success and accomplishments of countless others across the nation and world who prepared for lives and careers at NSU. Nominate somone here.

Alumni Awards

Nominate Someone For An Alumni Award

Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University.  The selection committee is composed of the two immediate past presidents of the Alumni Association, current president of the Alumni Association, one member of the Demons Unlimited Board of Directors, the Director of the Alumni Association and the SGA President.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS/ALUMNA 

Award Criteria

The Outstanding Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award is given to a young alumnus/alumna who has exhibited their dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission. The candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • An early record of distinguished service to Northwestern; and
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • The recipient must be an alumnus/alumna of NSU.
  • The recipient must have attained alumni status within ten years.
  • The recipient must be forty or younger at the time of the nomination.

Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University. The selection committee is composed of the two immediate past presidents of the Alumni Association, current president of the Alumni Association, three members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, one member of the Demons Unlimited Board of Directors, the Director of the Alumni Association and the SGA President.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS/ALUMNA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Award Criteria

The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is given to an NSU Alumni who has exhibited his or her dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission. The candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • A record of distinguished service to Northwestern; and
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • The recipient must be an alumnus/alumna of NSU.
  • The recipient must have attained alumni status greater than ten years.
  • The recipient must be forty or older at the time of the nomination.

Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University. The selection committee is composed of the two immediate past presidents of the Alumni Association, current president of the Alumni Association, three members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, one member of the Demons Unlimited Board of Directors who is under the age of forty, the Director of the Alumni Association and the SGA President.

NSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Award Criteria

The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a person who has exhibited his or her dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission. The candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Membership in the NSU Alumni Association
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • Exemplary record of volunteer time, talents, and service to the NSU Alumni Association
  • Active involvement with a chapter, alumni interest group, affiliate program, NSU Alumni Board, or other forms of volunteer service to Northwestern State University

Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University. The selection committee is composed of the two immediate past presidents of the Alumni Association, current president of the Alumni Association, one member of the Demons Unlimited Board of Directors, the Director of the Alumni Association and the SGA President.

Travel

Due to Covid-19 all trips have been postponed at this time. For more information, contact our office at 318-357-5513.