The Alumni Association has no membership fee. In fact, you will receive many of the benefits of the Alumni Association by virtue of being a Ball State University alumnus or alumna. An alumnus is defined as receiving any degree from Ball State University or its predecessors, or by requesting alumni status after completing at least one term at Ball State University. However, active membership in the Alumni Association provides you with the most direct means to develop and maintain a lasting relationship with your alma mater. Active membership is maintained by making an annual contribution to Ball State University through the Ball State University Foundation.

Each active member of the Alumni Association is entitled to an alumni photo ID card that grants many usage privileges at University Libraries. Additionally, active members may obtain a Ball State recreational facilities pass that provides access to the Ball State exercise room, weight room, indoor pool, racquetball courts, and locker and shower facilities. The Cardinal Alumni Retail Discount program—or CARD—also allows anyone carrying an alumni photo ID card to participate in great offers provided by various merchant locations in Muncie and surrounding areas. Save money and show your Cardinal pride by using your Ball State alumni photo ID card!

Active members also receive the Alumnus magazine and News from the Cardinal's Nest, an e-newsletter sent monthly. Additional services include medical and life insurance and an affinity credit card.

If reaching out to fellow Ball State graduates is important to you, you may be more interested in services available to affinity groups such as sororities and fraternities or other Ball State organizations. Or, you may be interested in attending a reunion or other alumni event.

For more information about a program that interests you, click on a link or links to the right. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please contact the Alumni Association and one of our staff members will be glad to help you!