Membership Benefits

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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View all the local and national discounts available to Alumni Association members.

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Do you have a discount in mind? Call us at 785.670.1641 or send an email to wualumni@washburn.edu if you'd like submit an idea for a membership discount or benefit.

Alumni Association membership

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The Washburn Alumni Association is committed to rewarding our members for their support and pride in Washburn University. That's why a membership with the Alumni Association includes dozens of discounts to local and national businesses.

We think you’ll find that you’re getting “More Bod for Your Buck” than ever before. When you join the Alumni Association, you'll receive an email with a sheet listing all of our discounts, including the codes you’ll need for certain discounts. Look for our “More Bod For Your Buck” decal in the window of businesses offering discounts and display the membership card included in your membership package.

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

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Membership options

  • Annual membership: $35 per single and $50 per couple
  • Annual membership for recent graduates (graduated in 2010 or later): $15 per single and $30 per couple
  • Five-year membership for recent graduates (graduated in 2010 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 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.