The EIU Alumni Association builds lifelong relationships between alumni and their alma mater, and works to make Eastern the best in the nation in integrating the academic and personal development of students.
How You'll Benefit From an Alumni Association Membership
- Membership Credentials – you'll receive a membership card, auto decal and a “Life Member” lapel pin (if applicable).
- Bi-annual subscription to the Eastern Illinois Alumni magazine.
- 10% discounts on in-store and online shopping at the EIU Bookstore.
- Other discounts on EIU clothing, travel, entertainment, online shopping (and more!) through the EIU Alumni Association’s Preferred Partner Program.
- Exclusive access to our Find-A-Friend program. Lost track of an EIU friend or old roommate? We can help!
- Advanced notification to special alumni events and outings. For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the Alumni Events page.
- Panther pride in supporting alumni association programs and activities!
How Eastern Benefits From Your Membership
Your membership helps EIU with:
- Funding various student scholarships, including the Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarship.
- Instilling service, leadership and loyalty in students through involvement in events like First Night (freshmen welcome ceremony) and Panther Service Day (campus wide community services day).
- Enhancing student-focused service, including mentoring and leadership opportunities, educational programming, and assistance to student organizations.
- Supporting campus renovation and beautification projects such as the Alumni Quad and Centennial Clock Tower.
- Hosting special Homecoming events to allow alumni and students to celebrate their lifelong bond in an entertainment-filled
- Honoring alumni accomplishments through the Distinguished Alumni Awards program.
- Increasing the value of your degree by joining together to help maintain the excellence that is EIU.
- Uniting alumni through special events, volunteer opportunities, lifelong learning programs and more.
- Featuring news on campus, upcoming events and student/alumni success stories through the Eastern Illinois Alumni magazine, a publication for members of the Alumni Association.
- Maintaining alumni connections by finding “lost” friends and classmates, as well as offering valuable networking opportunities through social networking sites and alumni events.