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

View NSU Alumni Association Chapter Map 2017 in a full screen map

NSU Alumni Chapter Listing

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.

Reunion Planning Guide

Homecoming

October 27, 2018

A time-honored NSU tradition, Homecoming brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate their Demon spirit. The weeklong festivities showcase the Demon spirit through athletic events, fun on- and off-campus activities, and entertainment. The highlight of this week is the Homecoming game when the Demons take on Houston Baptist at Turpin Stadium. The Student Activities Board Homecoming in partnership with the NSU Alumni Association has put together a schedule that has something for everyone, so come out and have a great time!

Homecoming Day Schedule at a Glance (TBA)

Tailgating At Collin’s Pavilion

The NSU Alumni Association hosts a tailgate party at all home football games.  Our tailgates are hosted at the Collins Family Pavilion, located in the heart of the tailgating area at NSU.  Cost to tailgate with us is just $10 per person, or FREE for our Alumni Association members.  Not a member?  Join for as little as $35 per year. If you want to get ahead of the game, and pay for your tailgating early, you can find all of our events here: NSU Alumni Association – Eventbrite.

Tailgates are a great way to enjoy the 2017 football season. The tailgate opens 3 hours prior to kick-off and closes twenty minutes before the start of the game. The tailgate features fans/heaters, clean restrooms, an area for kids, food and beverages, live entertainment, lawn games, selfie booth, vendors, and NSU Bookstore. Tickets are $10 per person for food (if not a member of the Alumni Association), and beverages are free for those of age. There will also be a visit from VIC, the football player walkthrough, and a performance from the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band. We’ll also be joined this year by the Presidential Tailgate and Faculty and Staff Tailgate, so we can all gather together as Demon Fans.

Thank you to our Official Tailgating Partner, BOM, and our corporate sponsors, Foy Motors, Barne’s & Noble, Super 1 Foods, Cane River Waterslides, Eagle Distributing, and Maggios for sponsoring our 2017 alumni tailgate parties for the entire season. Tickets for the football game can be purchased from the NSU Athletic Ticket office by calling (318) 357-4268.

Tailgating Sponsorship Packages 2018 (Coming soon)

Home Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time
9/11/2018 Texas A&M College Station, TX  TBA
9/8/2018 Grambling Natchitoches, LA 6:00 PM
9/15/2018 Lamar Beaumont, TX TBA
9/29/2018 Southeastern Louisiana Hammond, LA TBA
10/6/2018 Nicholls Natchitoches, LA  6:00 PM
10/13/2018 Sam Houston State Natchitohces, LA  6:00 PM
10/20/2018 Central Arkansas Conway, AR TBA
10/27/2018 Houston Baptist (HC) Natchitoches 6:00 p.m.
11/3/2018 Abilene Christian Abilene, TX TBA
11/10/2018 McNeese Natchitoches, LA 6:00 PM
11/15/2018 (Thurs.) Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, TX 6:00 PM

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 Someone For LPL

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.

Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Distinguished Service Award
Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Distinguished Service Award
NSU Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year Award

Travel

Whether by land or sea, travel with the NSU Alumni Association in the company of fellow alumni and friends. We have partnered with trusted travel agencies to offer wonderful destinations and provide a comfortable experience for our travelers. Whether you’re exploring the great cities of Europe, traveling across our great nation, or searching for your own island paradise, the NSU Alumni Association has the trip for you. We urge you to peruse the list below, but check back often – new trips and details are added all the time!

2018

Glacial Adventures of Alaska
On board the Regatta

This 10-night Luxury cruise aboard the Regatta includes ports of call stops in Seattle, cruising the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Sitka, Cruising the Outside Passage, Victoria, British Columbia, and back to Seattle. The Glacial Adventures sails July 23rd – August 2nd and Early Bird specials include 2-for-1 cruise fares, free airfare, free unlimited internet,  plus your choice of 6 free shore excursions, free beverage package, or $600 shipboard credit…all per person!

2018

Coastal Vignettes
On Board the Nautica

This 10-night Luxury cruise aboard the Nautica includes ports of call stops in Rome, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany, Portifino, Monte Carlo, Toulon, Barcelona, Valencia, Mahon, Pompeii, and back to Rome. The Coastal Vignettes sails October 16th – October 27th and Early Bird specials include 2-for-1 cruise fares, free airfare, free unlimited internet, plus your choice of free shore excursions, free beverage package, or shipboard credit…all per person!

2019

Atlantic Encounters
On Board the Marina

This 14-night Luxury cruise aboard the Marina includes ports of call stops starting in New York, and going to Canada stopping in Saint John, Halifax, St. John’s, then stopping in Ireland in Cork and Dublin, then stopping in France in Saint-Melo and Parish, and finally ending in London, England. The Atlantic Encounters sails April 5th to April 19th, 2019 and Early Bird specials include 2-for-1 cruise fares, free airfare, free unlimited internet, plus your choice of 8 free shore excursions, free beverage package, or $800 shipboard credit…all per person!

2019

Artists & Aristocrats
On Board the Sirena

This 7-night Luxury cruise aboard the Sirena includes ports of call stops in Italy stoping in Rome, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany, then to Monte Carlo, Monaco, the to France stopping in Antibes and Provence, and finally stopping in Spain in Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, and Barcelona. The Artists & Aristocrats sails October 29th to November 6th, 20149 and Early Bird specials include 2-for-1 cruise fares, free airfare, free unlimited internet, plus your choice of 4 free shore excursions, free beverage package, or $400 shipboard credit…all per person!