Top 10 Reasons Why You Should be a Dues paying Member:
1. Show your Pride and Support Students
Membership is THE most affordable way to show pride for the Razorbacks and the University of Arkansas. By supporting the Alumni Association through membership you are supporting the programs offered by us that promote the University. When you become a member, you pay it forward. Since 1990, scholarships have been the core mission of the Alumni Association. In January of 2009, we went above and beyond by creating the Membership Scholarship
, which is solely funded by dues and awarded to students in need. Since then, and THANKS to our members, we have awarded over ONE-HUNDRED Membership Scholarships
and plan to grow that number each spring.
2. It’s Less than 12 Cents a Day
Yes, it’s that cheap. One annual membership costs just $45 a year – or .1232876 cents a day. Take advantage of Membership VIPerks
and we promise this investment will yield returns. We have over SEVENTY
reasons why 12 cents a day is well spent with us. See reason number 1 above! There’s a membership option
3. Invest in the YOU of A
Did you know that many college rankings are influenced by Alumni participation? It’s true. U.S. News & World Report specifically references the engagement level of alumni. That means the higher the U of A is ranked the more valuable a University of Arkansas degree becomes. You may not need it in the future or ever, but chances are, somewhere along the way you or someone you care about will use the influence of their U of A degree to make a connection for recruiting, grad school admission, new employees, students and athletes.
4. Multiply your Membership
Membership dues will automatically activate membership in your local chapter
and any alumni group
you have an affinity with. Your local chapter is a great way to get involved socially and can provide some excellent avenues for professional networking and community service. Other alumni groups will connect you to a group you may have been involved with on campus or those that received the same degree as you.
5. Leaders Welcome
Speaking of alumni groups….want to get involved on a local chapter board or volunteer
for your alma mater? You’ve come to the right place! Membership is important in this case because it will keep you connected to any opportunities that may come available, and because any volunteer knows that being a member of the organization you serve is the first step to being a great volunteer! Call us at 1.888.275.2586 to learn more.
6. Award-winning Connections
As a member you will receive our quarterly print magazine, ARKANSAS
. Our monthly e-newsletter, @Arkansas
, is a great way to keep up with membership perks and the events going on in your area. You will literally be plugged in to the Association and all that it has to offer.
7. Arkansas Alumni Career Network
This is the most comprehensive career network
offered to University of Arkansas alumni. Through our connection with the campus Career Development Center and Razorback CareerLink
, we offer a robust network. Members of the Association have a full pass to this network. Powered by NACElink and Symplicity, which is considered the largest of college and university career centers.
8. Very Important PERKS
When you have over 110,000 alumni in your network you can gain some pretty powerful connections to businesses interested in servicing our members. We’ve developed some valuable partnerships that afford our members the opportunity to save above and beyond the cost of membership dues. Here’s what some have had to say about them:
“I just wanted to say “THANK YOU” I have contacted Thrifty
and am getting a GREAT deal on a rental. My husband and I are so looking forward to our trip.”
“Thank you for the access to ProQuest
. With ready access to these journals and articles, I am able to gain information that can help me with my work functions as well as personal goals. Having a huge database to use with no extra cost is a great benefit.”
“Thank you. My free access to ProQuest
through Alumni Membership has saved over $100 in subscriptions to just two research journals. Not including my membership dues!”
“My son received his keychain and is proudly using it. Thank you. Before I know it he will be coming to check out the campus life.”
9. Your Dues May be 100% Tax Deductible
Based on Internal Revenue Service guidelines and the value of your membership benefits or services in return, your dues may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor.
10. It’s the Right Thing To Do
When you receive your diploma from the University of Arkansas you are forever a part of this campus. Reasons 1-9 should inspire just about anyone, but if you are a graduate of the University, membership in its Association should go without reason.