FAME Operating Guidelines

Article I: Name and Relationship to Marquette University Offices

This organization shall be known as The Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English (“FAME”). FAME relates to both the English department and University Advancement. FAME functions according to its own Operating Guidelines as described herein and as approved by the Chair of the English Department and the Director of Development for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Article II: Purpose

FAME exists to coordinate activities related to fostering ongoing relationships among and between the following populations:

  • Marquette University English Majors and Minors, past and present
  • Marquette University English Faculty, past and present
  • Marquette University Advancement
  • Members of the surrounding the community who nurture a love for reading and writing

Specifically, the goals of FAME are to bring these populations together for the purposes of strengthening ties to Marquette, enhancing the public image of the English Department, and raising funds for the English Department.

Article III: FAME Committee Year

The FAME steering committee year will run from August to May.

The first meeting, in August, will allow for FAME committee members to assume specific tasks as the academic year starts. The final meeting, in May, will serve as an evaluation of the past year as well as a planning meeting for the upcoming year. New members for the FAME committee will also be proposed at the May meeting (see Article IV).

Article IV: Membership

The FAME steering committee shall consist of the members of the English Department executive committee. Additional members and contacts can be added as necessary, for limited terms, as the steering committee sees fit.