Make a difference—join today


Take your NIU pride to the next level and become a “card-carrying” member of the NIU Alumni Association. Special promotion: For joining  or renewing, you’ll get two free White Sox tickets and a voucher for an NIU/Sox cap. Sign up today since there’s a limited quantity.

Becoming a dues-paying member is an exciting opportunity to reconnect with your alma mater, grow your personal and professional networks, and make a difference to the NIU community. You will also receive great benefits including discounts at many of our events, an alumni e-mail address, and four issues of Northern Now each year.

Join the growing number of dues-paying members and help make a difference on campus and in our alumni family!

Membership Options:

Cardinal & Black one-year: $40, $55 joint
Cardinal & Black three-year: $100, $150 joint
Legacy one-year: $250, $300 joint
Legacy three-year: $700, $850 joint

Membership opportunities are available at two levels:

Cardinal & Black

  • Access to an online career enhancement series
  • 25% off all purchases from the NIU Press
  • Significant savings on a TopGolf Executive Membership
  • Show your NIU pride online with an NIU alumni e-mail account
  • 20% off at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center Alumni Shop
  • 15% off NIU souvenirs and apparel at the Holmes Student Center Bookstore
  • Discounted football season tickets
  • Free drink tickets at Alumni Association events and price discounts
  • Four issues of Northern Now
  • Founders Memorial Library privileges
  • Access to exclusive member-only events


  • Includes all benefits available to the Cardinal & Black level members
  • Invitation to one President’s pregame reception
  • Invitation to two special “Legacy Only” events throughout the year
  • 30-minute career consultation with an expert at Career Vision

Dues-paying membership to the NIU Alumni Association is based on a rolling calendar and is valid for one year (or three, if three-year option is selected). Your membership will expire one (or three) year(s) from the end of the month of purchase.