Membership Benefits

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Members receive more than 100 discounts at local and national businesses. Check out our pocket brochure for a complete list.

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Washburn Alumni Association Membership
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Show your Ichabod Pride by joining the Washburn Alumni Association or renewing your membership. You'll receive numerous benefits as a member and be giving back to the University.

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Local discounts

We've recently added dozens of discounts at businesses in the Topeka area for members of the Washburn Alumni Association. Membership includes discounts at local restaurants, salons, flower shops, auto shops and much more!

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National discounts

We've recently added several discounts at national businesses for members of the Washburn Alumni Association. Enjoy discounts on hotels, rental cars, home security and much more!

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Our new membership brochure highlights our benefits package and how your dues support Washburn.

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Read about some of the students who benefit from your membership dues and participation in our scholarship-sponsoring events.

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Our monthly social

One of the benefits of Alumni Association membership is free admittance to After Hours, a monthly social that includes drinks and foods.

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Alumni Association membership

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The Washburn Alumni Association is committed to rewarding our members for your support and displaying pride in your alma mater. Thank you for supporting the University and Alumni Association.

In the past few months, we’ve added dozens of discounts to the benefits package for members, tripling number to more than 70 at local and national businesses.

Current members of the Alumni Association received an email that includes a membership benefits sheet listing all of our discounts, including the codes you’ll need for the national discounts and a few of the local discounts.

We think you’ll find that you’re getting “More Bod for Your Buck” than ever before.

Look for our “More Bod For Your Buck” decal in the window of businesses generously offering discounts to our members. Simply display the membership card included in your membership package to receive the discount.

If you aren’t a member of the Alumni Association, please consider joining. Not only will you receive dozens of benefits, but you’ll also be supporting your alma mater and the Alumni Association.

Membership dues support our scholarship fund, which has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for students through the years, as well as events such as our Alumni Fellows luncheon, Alumni Awards banquet and Wake Up with Washburn breakfast lecture.

You can read more about our benefits package on our LOCAL DISCOUNTS and NATIONAL DISCOUNTS pages. You can also download our MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE for more details.

If you have questions about Alumni Association membership, please call the Alumni Association at 785.670.1641.

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Membership options

  • Annual membership: $35 per single and $50 per couple
  • Annual membership for recent graduates (graduated in 2009 or later): $15 per single and $30 per couple
  • Five-year membership for recent graduates (graduated in 2009 or later): $60 per single and $120 per couple
  • Student membership (students currently enrolled at Washburn, Washburn Tech or a high school senior): $10 per single
  • Lifetime membership: $500 per single and $650 per couple
  • Lifetime installment membership: $41.66 for 12 months for per single; $54.16 for 12 months per couple (Make your first payment by credit card. We will charge your card for the next 11 months).

Campus benefits

  • Free admission to our After Hours social held every month and our tailgates parties held before home games during football season.
  • Discounts to a number of our events such as the Alumni Fellows luncheon, Alumni Awards banquet and Wake Up with Washburn. You’ll also be the first to know about alumni and university gatherings in your area and get reservation discounts.
  • Buy-one, get-one-free general admission tickets for select Washburn football and basketball regular-season home games. You’ll need to display your membership card at the ticket booth to receive the discount. Note: You receive one free ticket, per game, per membership.

Local discounts

Your membership includes discounts at more than 40 businesses in the Topeka area. Look for the "More Bod for Your Buck" decal in business windows and display your membership card to receive the discount.

Check out our LOCAL DISCOUNTS page for a list of participating businesses, including information on the discount, the business address, phone number and a link to the its website.

National discounts

Your membership includes discounts at more than 20 national businesses, including rental car companies, hotels, water parks and more. 

Check out our NATIONAL DISCOUNTS page for a list of participating businesses, including information on the discount, phone number and a link to its website.

Current members of the Alumni Association receive a sheet that includes the codes you'll need to receive the national discounts.

Please call 785.670.1651 if you need assistance with the discounts codes or have a question.

Alumni insurance program

The Alumni Association sponsors an alumni insurance program as a service to alumni.  The program offers a variety of attractively-priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, faculty and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, children, parents and siblings. Read more about this benefit on our alumni insurance program page.

How your membership helps Washburn

  • Your support is vital to the success of the Alumni Association and Washburn. Members drive the Association’s ability to reach its mission and goals, sustain existing programs and implement new ideas.
  • Your support allows us to organize an array of events and funds our publications, reunion activities and alumni chapter meetings across the country.
  • Your alumni dues also have an impact on Washburn’s ranking in several reports, including the U.S. News and World report. Dues also are a qualifier for the amount of funding Washburn receives from the State of Kansas.