Once theatre majors graduate, they join the ranks of UNI Department of Theatre alumni. The university as a whole has no stronger or more generous and concerned group of alumni than the over 650 members of Theta Alpha Phi, Iowa Beta Chapter. These loyal alums include artistic directors of nationally known theatre companies, actors, directors, designers, teachers, scholars, scientists, and passionate theatre amateurs.
In the late 1930’s, TAP alum started contributing to a theatre fund that was to be used for a “new Theatre.” While the fund grew, the interest generated went to scholarships. This fund is the oldest existing theatre scholarship fund at UNI. Even after Strayer-Wood Theatre was built in 1978, they ensured the tradition of sponsoring a scholarship for future generations of TAP’s by raising $40,000 to establish an endowed TAP Scholarship.