The Tennessee State University National Alumni Association, Atlanta Chapter was formed in June 1966 with twelve charter members. The Atlanta Chapter is an affiliate of the Tennessee State University National Alumni Association and a member of its Southeastern Region. The focus is to bring Alumni together located in the Atlanta area to support the local communities, provide scholarships to local area students attending the University and to be an outreach arm, physically and financially for the University. Throughout the years the Chapter has participated in numerous community and fundraising projects such as: Adopt a Highway, worked with the John O Childs Senior Residence Center, School Supply Drives, Ronald McDonald House Halloween Event, Senior Citizen Sock Drives, Annual Golf Tournament and Annual Scholarship and Awards Brunch.
The Atlanta Chapter was incorporated on January 11, 2011 in the State of Georgia and received its 501(c)(3) tax exempt determination from the IRS in July, 2011. From 2014 until present, the Atlanta Chapter has awarded approximately $44,000 in scholarships to local area students and donated approximately $100,000 to the Tennessee State University Foundation.