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The MSU Alumni Association Does Not Require Dues
As of July 1, 2016 the MSU Alumni Association eliminated the dues requirement for membership in recognition of what many alumni have been telling us for a long time – dues are a distraction.
At the MSU Alumni Association, our mission is to continue to enrich your life and those of other Spartan alumni and friends. We exist to create an environment of lifelong growth and enlightenment, and to foster a tradition of service to MSU and the local community. This ensures that future generations of Spartans will enjoy the same abundance made possible by those who came before them.
Dues simply don't fit into this equation. The MSU Alumni Association wants you to have the opportunity to support whatever extraordinary dimension of this great university touches your heart. If you want to direct your philanthropy in our direction, you’ll help us help more Spartans. But the bottom line is this – we are here to enrich lives and you don’t need to pay dues to reap the rewards.
The shift away from paid membership means that all alumni will receive a basic level of services and recognition from the MSU Alumni Association. Additionally, those that choose to support MSU financially with a minimum $100 per year cumulative contribution will be considered Spartan Loyal and receive an enhanced level of services and recognition.
Services Provided to All Alumni
The MSU Alumni Association provides all alumni of Michigan State with a basic level of services and recognition including:
- Access to our professional and personal enrichment content both digitally and in-person
- Online alumni directory access
- Campus news
- Invitations to MSU events in East Lansing and throughout the world
- A digital copy of the quarterly MSU Alumni Magazine
Offers from some of our corporate partners
- Discounted homeowner’s, renter’s, auto and recreational vehicle insurance from Liberty Mutual
- Discounted medical insurance from Mercer
- Travel insurance from USI
- The Official Spartan Ring from Josten’s
- Spartan gear from Rally House
- MSU diploma frames from Church Hill Classics
In appreciation of the thousands of alumni and friends who already make a minimum annual gift of $100 to the college or program of their choice, the MSU Alumni Association has created the Spartan Loyal designation with enhanced services and recognition.
Spartan Loyal is only one of several annual giving recognition levels at Michigan State. Learn more about the annual giving program and how you can make an impact for MSU.
Spartan Loyal Services and Recognition
All of the services below are provided in addition to those available to all alumni.
Enjoy discounts and exclusive opportunities for great campus experiences including dining, golf and theater.
Enjoy services including special discounts on car rentals, hotels and attractions, access our online alumni directory, and take advantage of other services.
Legacy Life Member Services
In appreciation of the support that legacy life members have given MSU over the years, they will permanently receive all of the on-campus and other services offered to those who are Spartan Loyal.
Additionally, life members may request 150 return address labels online or by email. Additional labels may be requested at any time to replenish personal supplies.
Stay Connected to MSU
For the most enriching Spartan experience, update or verify your contact information with us annually. You’ll be able to take advantage of MSUAA webinars, livestreams, classes and events that promote professional and personal enrichment. You’ll also benefit from a worldwide network of alumni sharing expertise with others, and celebrating Spartan successes whenever and wherever they happen.
For more information about annual giving and the Spartan Loyal level, please contact Justin Bricarell by email or by calling (517) 884-1000.