Make a difference—join today


Take your NIU pride to the next level and become a “card-carrying” member of the NIU Alumni Association.

14938314843_ec0ed0bdc2_zBecoming 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 email address and four issues of Northern Now each year.

members9Join the growing number of card-carrying 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

  • Discounts up to 25% on car rentals from trusted companies, such as Hertz, Budget, Avis and Alamo
  • Up to 20% off the best available rate from the Wyndham Hotel Group, including Days Inn, Travelodge, Ramada and Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Access to an online career enhancement series
  • Up to 66% off a one-year subscription to Crain’s Chicago Business
  • 25% off all purchases from the NIU Press
  • Significant savings on a TopGolf Executive Membership
  • Show your NIU pride online with an NIU alumni email account
  • 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
  • Access to the online alumni directory


  • Includes all benefits available to the Cardinal & Black level members
  • Invitation to one President’s pregame reception
  • Invitation to “Legacy Only” events
  • 30-minute career consultation with an expert at Career Vision
  • Eligibility to join the NIU Leadership Forum

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.