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Affinity Programs

The EIU Alumni Association offers a variety of benefit programs for all of our alumni through our sponsored affinity programs. Partnerships with these companies combine valuable services for alumni with support coming back to the Alumni Association.

  • EIU License Plates - Show your support for EIU by purchasing a set of collegiate license plates! The collegiate license plate program provides special recognition for Illinois colleges and universities and creates source of financial aid for Illinois college students.
  • Liberty Mutual - As a graduate of EIU, you qualify for a special group discount on your auto, home, and renter's insurance through Group Savings Plus® from Liberty Mutual. This unique program allows you to purchase high-quality auto, home and renters insurance at low group rates.
  • GradMed - GradMed is short-term health insurance that provides comprehensive major medical coverage for up to 6 months. This program is ideal for new graduates, those who lose coverage because of divorce or other reasons and/or alumni between jobs.
  • AHI Travel - Travel to exciting destinations around the globe with fellow alumni, faculty and friends. Each trip is designed to delight the mind and ensure your experience is a comprehensive one. A highly-experienced Travel Director will attend to every detail and local experts and knowledgeable guides will bring the destination to life. For more information or for a complete listing of upcoming trips, please visit www.eailli.ahitravel.com.
  • Tune A Fish Music - Purchase and download your favorite music using the Tune A Fish Digital Music Store. Developed in-tandem with the Warner Brothers Music Group, over 600,000 titles are available. All tracks are compatible with iTunes and all other MP3 platforms.

Preferred Partners Program (Members Only)

In addition to the affinity programs, dues-paying members of the EIU Alumni Association are also eligible to receive exclusive discounts and promotional offers through our Preferred Partners Program. To receive any of the featured discounts below, simply present your EIU Alumni Association membership card at the time of purchase or if purchasing online please email alumeiu@eiu.edu or call 800-ALUM-EIU for discount promo codes.

Campus Businesses

Local Businesses

  • Comfort Suites Mattoon - 20% off one night’s lodging – all room rates apply. Must present membership card upon check-in. Call 217-235-6745 for reservation information.
  • Days Inn & Convention Center Mattoon - Locked rate of $49.99 on all normal rooms. Must present membership card upon check-in. Call 217-234-8600 for reservation information.
  • McGrady Inn - 5% discount on normal room rates. Must present membership card upon check-in. Call 217-348-8259 for reservation information.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Mattoon - 10% off one night’s lodging – all room rates apply and a free continental breakfast. Must present membership card upon check-in. Call 217-234-4267 for reservation information.
  • Sylvan Learning Center - 10% off a prepaid program. Only available at Mattoon, IL and Champaign, IL locations. Must present membership card upon purchase.

National Businesses