Why should I join the alumni association since I don’t live in the metro-Atlanta area and can’t take advantage of all the benefits of membership?
Membership in the alumni association offers exclusive invitations to events throughout Atlanta as well as a variety of discounts nationwide. By doing your part as a proud Panther, you can ensure Georgia State will continue to be a strong university for future Panthers.
Does giving to the Panther Athletic Club or the University make me a member of the alumni association?
Alumni association members are those individuals who choose to show their Panther pride by being annual or life members of the association.
The Georgia State Alumni Association's purpose is to serve you, our alumni, and to support Georgia State University.
To meet these goals we run a membership program. You become an alumni association member by completing a membership form along with your contribution. That money allows us to provide a variety of programs and services for alumni and students. In addition, it enables us to offer more than $60,000 in scholarship money each year. Membership in the alumni association provides you with numerous tangible benefits.
Alumni association membership and donations to the university are equally important, but they serve different purposes. A donation does not make you a member of the alumni association and membership dues do not make you a donor. You can become a member AND a donor--many alums do both. That's the ideal way of keeping your alumni association strong and vibrant, while maintaining high quality at the university.
Whatever you decide, we appreciate and thank you for your support of Georgia State University.
What are the differences in membership levels?
Lifetime Membership: We offer the following lifetime membership options for those interested: Lifetime Individual, Lifetime Joint, Senior Lifetime Individual, and Senior Lifetime Joint. 12-month payment plans are available for those paying with a valid debit/credit card. Similar to the Annual membership level, to qualify for the Senior Lifetime memberships, you must be at least 65 years of age. As a Lifetime member, your donation is important to the vitality of the Association as a portion of the funds received directly support student scholarships offered by the Alumni Association. Lifetime members receive discounted rates to all alumni association events.
Annual Membership: Not quite ready to commit to a Lifetime membership? Well, our Annual membership levels are your best bet! We offer several levels including Mobile Individual, Traditional Annual Individual, Annual Joint, Faculty/Staff, Senior Annual Individual, and Senior Annual Joint. **Note: At the mobile level, all communications are received via email or through our free app, Georgia State Alumni, which is available to download for apple and android operating systems.
Recent Graduates (and Graduating Seniors): Special membership pricing is available for graduating seniors! If you are a graduating senior in the current semester or have graduated within the last 2 years, you are eligible for Recent Graduate pricing of $20!