How is CSUN Alumni Association membership changing?
The Alumni Association Board of Directors recently voted to shift from a dues-paying membership model to a more inclusive program, bringing all of our Matadors together under the CSUN Alumni umbrella without paying an annual membership fee.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, all alumni can take advantage of Alumni Association benefits at any time at no cost! Upon the expiration date of current annual dues-paid memberships, alumni will not be expected to renew or pay an annual membership fee to continue accessing alumni benefits.
We are also changing the name of our Lifetime Membership program. As of Jan. 1, 2021, Lifetime Members will be recognized as a Legacy Member. This elevated level of membership offers special perks and continues to help fund our scholarships.
To upgrade to a Legacy Member, click here.
What happens to my Annual Membership?
Although we will no longer have an annual membership, all alumni will be able to take advantage of Alumni Association benefits at any time at no cost! Upon the expiration date of your current dues-paid membership, you will not be expected to renew or pay an annual membership fee to continue accessing alumni benefits.
You can see a list of benefits here.
We hope that you will continue to engage and stay an involved alum.
What happens to my Lifetime Membership?
We’re elevating your status! We are changing the name of our Lifetime Membership program. As of Jan. 1, 2021, you will be recognized as a Legacy Member.
As a Legacy Member, you will receive exclusive benefits such as Oviatt Library access, a Campus Store discount, and two 1-day parking passes per year. And you will continue to receive the same benefits you are used to and all the new ones we offer down the road — for your lifetime.
You can see a list of exclusive benefits here.
Who is eligible for membership?
All CSUN alumni are automatically part of the CSUN Alumni Association at no cost. Friends of CSUN and community members are eligible to join as Legacy Members here.
Spouses or partners of members may also join as Legacy Members here.
Can I upgrade to a Legacy Membership?
Yes! All alumni and community members are eligible to become a Legacy Member. As a Legacy Member, you receive exclusive benefits such as Oviatt Library access, a Campus Store discount, and two 1-day parking passes per year. Your membership also helps us fund our scholarships.
To sign up for a Legacy Membership, please click here.
Can I add my spouse/partner to my single Legacy Membership?
Yes! You may either mail us a check for the $100 difference, or call us and we can take your credit card information over the phone.
Will my membership expire? Do I need to renew my membership?
Now that all alumni are a part of the CSUN Alumni Association, your membership will not expire and you do not neeed to renew your membership. In order to make the most of your membership, we encourage you to regularly update your contact information here.
What are the benefits of membership?
What are Chapters?
Chapters provide alumni with a chance to broaden their career networks, build lifelong friendships and give back to their alma mater through service and support. Chapters have their own social activities, networking events, newsletters, scholarships, and mentoring programs to directly benefit the constituency they represent.
You can find more information about chapters here.
How can I affiliate with a chapter? How many chapters can I select?
If you’ve already affiliated with a chapter, you will remain affiliated with that chapter moving forward. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, you can affiliate with up to three chapters using a form that we will post on our website in January.
Please note that Joint Members may only affiliate with the same three chapters, and may not select separate chapters.
Will I need a membership card?
Our benefit partners may ask you for proof of alumni status. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, all alumni will be able to access a digital alumni card on the CSUN Mobile App.
Legacy Members will also have access to a digital alumni card via the CSUN app, but are also welcome to continue using their plastic membership cards.
To access your digital alumni card on the CSUN app, follow the steps below:
1. Download the CSUN mobile app. (Search CSUN in your app store to download)
2. Open, scroll down and click on the "Matador Life" section.
3. Scroll down and click on the "CSUN Alumni Card" link.
4. Click Login.
5. Log in using your CSUN user ID and password.
6. After logging in, your CSUN Alumni Card will be visible.
Please note that if you do not have a CSUN user ID and password, you will first need to contact IT at firstname.lastname@example.org to create an account.
To reset a password that you’ve forgotten, click here.
If you have any general questions about your alumni status or benefits, please email email@example.com or call 818-677-2786. For more information on the CSUN Mobile App, click here.
What types of events and programs does the CSUN alumni office provide?
The alumni office sponsors student scholarships, recognizes outstanding alumni achievement, provides professional development programming for students and alumni, hosts chapter events, and more. For a list of upcoming events, visit our calendar here.
How can I volunteer?
The strength of CSUN Alumni is fueled by volunteers who remain connected to the university by sharing their time and talents. CSUN counts on volunteers for everything from mentoring students to running our chapter advisory boards to serving on board committees and to hiring CSUN grads for internships and permanent employment. Your knowledge and experience are invaluable to us. To learn more about volunteering, click here.
Alumni are also welcome to sign up to volunteer through Ask a Matador, our new mentoring platform that connects alumni expert owith students and alumni who need career and professional development advice. Alumni can sign up to volunteer as a mentor here.
I'm a member of the Class of 2020. What resources are available for me?
This year, the Alumni Association gifted Legacy Memberships to the Class of 2020. As determined by Admissions and Records, this includes all students with an expected graduation date of Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020 that were eligible to walk in the May 2020 ceremony. Recipients of this gift have been notified via email.
Those members have access to all alumni benefits and you can see a roundup of resources for the Class of 2020 here.
The Class of 2020 is also welcome to sign up for the Class of 2020 digital yearbook here.
How can I continue to donate to the CSUN Alumni Association?
Your generous donations to the CSUN Alumni Association make our programs for alumni, recent graduates, and current students possible. You can continue to donate here.
I have a recurring Legacy Membership payment and need to update my credit card information. Who do I contact?
Please call the Donor & Member Services office at (818) 677-7330 to update your credit card information.
Is my Legacy Membership tax-deductible?
Ten percent of all Alumni Association Legacy memberships are tax deductible and are specifically designated to support scholarships for CSUN Students.
If you have any questions about the privacy or the use of your information or would like to contact a staff member in the Office of Alumni Relations, call (818) 677-2786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To opt-out of being contacted by our affinity partners (companies that we partner with to offer products or services to our alumni), please go to our Opt-Out page.
All of our memberships are final sale. For further inquiries, please contact our Membership Coordinator at (818) 677-6882. See our full refund policy for more information.