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The MSU Alumni Association Membership Program is Evolving

In an effort to provide better resources and services to more of our alumni, we are making some exciting, positive changes to our membership program. These changes will go into effect on July 1, 2016.

In years past, members have supported the MSU Alumni Association through membership dues. These membership fees went directly to the Alumni Association to provide programs, events and resources for Spartan alumni around the world.

As of July 1, 2016, membership in the MSUAA will no longer be fee-based, being replaced by a two-tiered structure of services and recognition for alumni and friends of MSU.

  • All alumni and university donors will receive a basic level of services and recognition from the MSU Alumni Association
  • Those making a minimum gift of $100 annually to the MSU college or program of their choice will receive the Spartan Loyal designation with enhanced services and recognition. This means that current Alumni Association members will be able to direct the money that they previously spent in dues to the area of the university that most interests them, rather than to the association. For example, if they are passionate about the arts, they could make a $50 gift to the College of Arts and Letters and a $50 gift to the Wharton Center for Performing Arts and receive Spartan Loyal designation.

In preparation for this change, the MSUAA stopped selling memberships as of May 1, 2015.

The MSU Alumni Association is committed to helping the university community understand these changes, why they were made and how they will affect alumni. If our frequently asked questions do not provide you with all of the answers you need, please contact us by email ( or by calling 877-MSU-ALUM.

Hear Executive Director Scott Westerman discuss the membership transition.

Impact on Lifetime Members

Life members have placed demonstrated value on the long-term importance of financial support to MSU. We value and respect the financial investment they've made, and we are committed to honoring it moving forward. All life members will permanently be considered Spartan Loyal and will receive the associated services and recognition, regardless of whether they make annual contributions.

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