The Association always welcomes new members, whether they are alumni, students or simply
friends and supporters of the university. Anyone who wants to promote the SIU traditions, pride
and opportunities our organization represents makes a great member.
The Association’s online membership application is always open and the easiest way to get your
membership started. Otherwise, you can call us during regular business hours at (618) 453-2408,
and we’ll get you registered over the phone. Finally, we can send you a membership brochure and
application by mail. Just fill out the application with your chosen method of payment, and mail
it back to us in the provided Business Reply Envelope.
Annual memberships for alumni start at $40 a year, but there are a variety of membership level options
and price points available, including our Life Memberships, which start at $700. If you are an
employee of SIU, membership dues can also be paid through payroll deduction. Download the payroll deduction form here, fill it out, and either email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
SIU Alumni Association, Colyer Hall Mail Code 6809, 1235 Douglas Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901.
Our dues-paying members make possible all the events, programs, scholarships and student
initiatives the Association have established to help support SIU. A membership is the easiest
way to say you contribute to the overall mission of the university. Dues also make possible the
numerous benefits offered to members, like our discount network, magazine and professional
Your support benefits future Salukis in many ways. The SIU Alumni Association provides the
scholarships, the award-winning Extern Program, offers a special membership rate for current
students, offers a gift membership for one year to recent graduates, and sponsors the Student
Alumni Council, a registered student organization which assists with many service projects within
A portion of your Association membership dues may be tax deductible for those who itemize deductions.
Please consult with your tax adviser.
The September issue is mailed to a much wider audience as a once-per-year promotion to illustrate
awareness, communication, and good will between the SIU Alumni Association and its many constituents.
It is our hope that this issue connects with potential members and shows the benefits of
membership. Once you are a member, you will start receiving the other three annual issues of SIU
Alumni. All alumni with a valid email address in our database receive eight editions annually of
the Saluki Pride e-newsletter.
The Association’s sister organization, the SIU Foundation, regularly seeks private gifts from
alumni and friends of the university to support colleges, endowments and scholarship funds. Student
Foundation callers also periodically call alumni for contributions to our chapter scholarship funds.
All of these donations are separate from your Association membership dues and has no bearing on your
membership status. If you would like to learn more about giving to SIU, please visit the Foundation’s website for more information.
No, it does not. Although this contribution certainly is an important way to support your
institution, it does not make you a member of the Association. You must be a dues paying member to
enjoy the privileges of membership and receive all the benefits listed on this website.
Credit card holders are not automatic members of the Association. However, the credit card is
indeed part of our affinity program, and thus does help support the Association.
By setting up your own Username and Password once you’re a member, you will gain full access to the
SIU Alumni Association’s website, including the Discount Network, Online Community Network,
professional development webinars and opportunities for reduced pricing for some Association events.
The SIU Alumni Association (AA) reserves the right to refuse/cancel registrations. For cancellations due to
low enrollment, inclement weather or other circumstances the AA determines would make the event non-viable, the
registrants will be offered a full refund. In instances where events are postponed, registrants will have the
option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new date.
The participant must cancel, unless otherwise stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund
for an individual event where catering is included is 10 business days before the event. Items such as tickets
and merchandise are non-refundable. Cancellations received after the stated or default deadline will not be
eligible for refunds. Refunds will not be issued to registrants who choose not to attend an event without prior
notice. Cancellations will be accepted either by phone or through email and must be received by the stated
cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the registrant or credit card holder. Refund requests
must include the name of the registrant, event, and reason for cancelation. Refunds will be issued by check or
in the form of credit, to the same card charged. These above policies apply to all AA events, programs, and
services unless otherwise noted.