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Basic Membership Benefits

The Alumni Association operates under the principle that we are all Cougars. That's why every alum is automatically considered a Basic Member of the SIUE Alumni Association upon graduation. Along with a host of other benefits, this membership makes you eligible to receive business discounts and special privileges with our membership partners. We offer a wide variety of benefits:

Premium members (former lifetime members) and annual or installment members with a current membership may view their benefits here.

We also offer several specialized membership groups to honor the experiences unique to certain Schools, Colleges and individual alumni, including the Black Alumni Association, the SIU School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association and the SIUE School of Pharmacy Alumni Association.

Is your company interested in providing discounts to SIUE alumni? Click here for more information and an application.

SIUE Benefits

  • Campus Parking: Parking is available in designated spots in the Birger Hall Parking Lot. Visit the Alumni Office for a free hangtag between 8:00 AM & 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

  • Career Development Center : Upload your resume to our Cougar Jobline database at a reduced rate: the registration fee is $30 a year. Career counseling sessions are $40 per session. Alumni can also take advantage of free DoWhatYouAre on-line assessments with the license code *.

  • Discounted Basketball Tickets : Alumni receive discounted ticket prices to all Cougar basketball games with proof of membership card. Cougar Reserved tickets to the men's basketball games are $14 and Red Zone tickets are $11. Cougar Reserved tickets for women's basketball games are $8 and Red Zone tickets are $6.

  • Student Fitness Center: Premium Alumni Association members: $240/year; Basic Alumni Association members: $265/year. Association members can purchase a brown hang tag for $50 which will allow for parking in the Fitness Center Lot (Lot F), or in Lot 12, directly across the street from the Fitness Center.

  • Cougar Lake Pool: $91/season pass. Immediate family season passes are $14 for children under age 3 and $46 for those age 4 and up. Daily passes are $6/person or $2/person for those under age 3.

  • Lifelong Learning Courses : $5 savings on any noncredit Lifelong Learning language class at SIUE with coupon code. *

  • Lovejoy Library: Your membership card serves as your library card (except for inter-library loans and offsite or remote access to databases).

  • SIUE Bookstore: 10% discount on regularly priced SIUE imprinted items. Some exclusions apply. See store policy for details. Must present Association membership card at time of purchase. Books, computers, office/school supplies are excluded from the discount offer.

  • SIUE Credit Union: 0.5% discount on first car loan after graduation (on approved loans only, if combined with other discounts, limits apply, see Credit Union for details). 13.9% rate on approved Credit Builder Loans. Ask for the alumni discount at application.

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Entertainment & Fitness Benefits

  • Raging Rivers  (Grafton, IL): Save over $7 on 2014 single day tickets! Code: SE1401
  • Incredible Events (Roxana, IL): 20% discount. Discount does not include labor and applies only applies to in-house items.

  • Airport Bowl (Bethalto, IL): One free game of bowling or $3 off hour bowling.
  • Complete Fitness (Edwardsville, IL): 60% discount off the membership enrollment fee.

  • Curves (Edwardsville, IL; Staunton, IL & Troy, IL): 60% off of the sign-up fee at Curves.

  • Gateway Grizzlies (Sauget, IL): $1 off the ticket price. One $1 discount is valid for each card presented and must be redeemed in person.

  • Maryville Fun Tyme (Maryville, IL): One complimentary round of miniature golf when a second round of miniature golf of equal or greater value is purchased.

  • Nautilus Fitness Center (Alton, IL): $10 discount per month on single or family gym members and the membership fee waived.

  • Party Magic (Godfrey, IL): 10% discount on cash and carry items. Discount is not valid on markdown merchandise.

  • St. Louis Black Repertory Company (St. Louis, MO): $5 off ticket prices for any performance at the St. Louis Black Repertory Co. The discounted ticket price is not applicable with group sales.

  • St. Louis Magazine: Discounted subscription rates to St. Louis Magazine - 36 issues for $28, 24 issues for $22, 12 issues for $12. To subscribe, visit and use the coupon code. *

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Food & Restaurant Benefits

  • 54th Street Grill & Bar (Shiloh, IL and Glen Carbon, IL): 10% discount off the food bill for the member. Not valid with other advertised or unadvertised specials or discounts.

  • Bella Milano (Edwardsville, IL): 15% off food purchase. The discount does not apply to alcoholic beverages.

  • Denny's (Glen Carbon, IL): 10% off of your total bill excluding gratuity and tips.

  • McDonald's (2 Edwardsville, IL Locations): Buy One Big Mac, Get One Free! 1704 Troy Road and 6091 Center Grove Road. Discount available by showing proof of your membership card.

  • Sweeties Fine Chocolates & Confections (Glen Carbon, IL): $5 discount off of a $30 purchase. Discount may not be used with any other discount offer.

  • Stur Restaurant : 20% off your total bill excluding gratuity and tips. The discount does not apply to alcoholic beverages.

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Health & Beauty Benefits
  • AVON on MAIN (Edwardsville, IL): 10% discount off total purchase including sale items.

  • Lewis Chiropractic (Troy, IL): Free consult or a 20% discount off Pelvic Stabilizers (Foot Levelers - Orthotics.)

  • Sottoriva Chiropractic & Rehabilitation (East Alton, IL): 30% discount off any massage or massage package.

  • Southern Illinois Chiropractic Center (Maryville, IL): $49 initial chiropractic examination. $25 of your visit will be donated to the SIUE Alumni Association.

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Insurance Benefits

  • SIUE Alumni Insurance: From short-term health to long-term care -- a variety of life and health insurance plans are available to SIUE alumni and their families. Visit the SIUE Alumni Insurance Program web site for more information, or call (800) 922-1245 weekdays, 8am-6pm Eastern Time.

  • Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Insurance: The SIUE Alumni Association and Liberty Mutual are pleased to offer a program called Group Savings Plus. Check if you could save by starting a quote now by calling 1-800-524-9400 or visiting With Group Savings Plus, SIUE alumni enjoy a group discount on auto and homeowners insurance. And it gets better; Liberty Mutual offers a multi-policy discount on homeowners insurance when you also insure your auto with Liberty Mutual. Call 1-800-524-9400 or visit to see how much you could save.

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Learning & Education Benefits

  • The Princeton Review: 10% discount off any classroom course for alumni and dependents - GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT, PSAT. Visit The Princeton Review at 6358 Delmar Blvd, Suite 400 in St. Louis, by calling 314-862-7540 or online at The discounted cannot be combined with other offers.

  • Techi-Tots, Inc.: $75 off an 8-week session of Imagine Tomorrow Computer Classes for Kids. The offer cannot be combined with any other coupons, discounts or camps. The discount is valid at the Techi-Tots Learning Center only.

  • Webinar Series: Free monthly webinars featuring authors & career experts.

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Lodging & Travel Benefits

  • Collete Vacations: Special discounted trips available to members.

  • DoubleTree Hotel (Collinsville, IL): 15% off room rentals.

  • Econo Lodge (Maryville, IL): Discount room rental rate - $45.99 + tax single occupancy, $55.99 + tax double occupancy.

  • Enterprise Car Sales: $300 gas card with purchase. Visit Enterprise Car Sales at any of their six locations in the St. Louis metro area or online at

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off already reduced internet rates at or 1-800-Rent-A-Car. Corporate ID: 01E0004 PIN: SIU
  • Holiday Inn (Alton, IL): $99 plus tax per night with a hot breakfast buffet for two.

  • Traveling Tails Inn (Edwardsville, IL): 10% off daycare purchases. All new pups must schedule a meet & greet first, be up to date on vaccinations & be spayed or neutered.

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Realty/Home Benefits

  • Goshen Realty Group: Choose from either a free whole house inspection or a free home warranty, up to $500 in value, paid at closing. Selling a home? Receive a free home staging consultation with listing agreement. Call or text Nancy Milton, GRI, Realtor at 618-791-8007 or send an e-mail to

  • RE/MAX Preferred Partners - Jim Reppell : Free home warranty or free home inspection and termite inspection. Discount value up to $400 paid at closing. All discounts will be credited at the time of closing only.

  • RE/MAX ALLIANCE--Alicia Griffith : Free home warranty or free home and termite inspection. Discount value up to $500 paid at closing. Contact Alicia at 618-644-5548 or

  • American House Lift: 10% off any one service (one discount per household per calendar year, up to $500 off).
  • Tranquil Transitions: 10% off any one service (one discount per household per calendar year, up to $500 off).

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Shopping Benefits

  • Afterwords Used Books (Edwardsville, IL): 10% discount.
  • Allison's Comfort Shoes (Glen Carbon, IL): 10% discount off all shoe purchases. Discount does not apply to sale items.

  • Frames by 3 (Edwardsville, IL & Highland, IL): 15% off all custom picture framing orders.

  • The Garden Kingdom (Edwardsville, IL): 10% discount on in-store merchandise. The discount does not apply to already discounted, sale merchandise or special orders.

  • Got Ink Screen Printing (Highland, IL): Special pricing on white t-shirts with one color print. 618-210-2140

  • Heroic Adventures - Fantasy Books, Inc.: 10% discount off any purchase. Free domestic shipping outside of the Edwardsville area for any purchase of $30 or more. Discount may not be used with other discount promotions or sales items.

  • Miss Bailey's Poppy Patch (Glen Carbon, IL): $5 off a $30 purchase. One discount per visit. Not applicable on sales items.

  • The Second Reading Book Shop (Alton, IL): 20% discount off used books, including rare and collectible books. The discount does not apply to new books.

  • Sugarloaf Landscape Nursery (Edwardsville, IL): 10% discount excluding sale items.

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Online Shopping Benefits

  • achoo! Allergy & Air Relief Products, Inc. : 10% discount and FREE shipping on all orders $150+ using coupon code. *

  • : 10% discount with coupon code. *

  • Brookstone : $10 off any online purchase of $70 or more using coupon code. *

  • Carports & More : 5% discount off any metal roofed building and a 10-20% discount off pop up tents and shed.

  • Clean Air Plus : 10% discount plus free shipping on all air purifiers by calling 888-247-1147 and mentioning the SIUE discount.

  • Filters Fast : 10% discount off entire selection of water and air filtration products with coupon code. *

  • Moving Day Boxes, LLC : Receive a 10% discount off all orders of moving boxes and moving supplies. After receiving your e-mail order confirmation, visit to claim your discount.

  • : 10% discount off selected purchases of furniture, chairs, area rugs, appliances and vacuums with coupon code. *

  • Savings Connection : Save up to 50% at over 100 of the world's most popular retailers with discount code. *

  • Smooth Fitness : 5% off all fitness equipment and a free exercise mat with coupon code. 10% off all orders over $100 with coupon code. *

  • TransFirst : 25% off terminal purchases and customized pricing for business needs.

  • USA Florist : 10% discount on delivery purchases. Place your order online or call 1-800-838-8853 and use the reference code * to receive your discount. The association will also receive 10% of your purchase price to use toward scholarships and programming.

  • Wildfire Internet : 20% off posted online advertising rates for "Welcome Student" section; 33% off monthly accounts (normally $3/month); $50 website evaluation for Search Engine Optimization.

  • : $25 off the purchase price of any cell phone (with or without service contract) with coupon code. *

  • Working Advantage : Save up to 40% off entertainment, shopping and travel by registering with employee member ID. *

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Give Back Programs

  • AT&T U-Verse: The SIUE Alumni Association is a proud member of the AT&T Affiliate Program. Through our partnership, alumni can sign up for AT&T Advanced TV, AT&T High Speed Internet, AT&T Voice Services and AT&T Wireless through our web site. When you click on this ad and sign up for AT&T services, AT&T will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Alumni Association.

  • SIUE Collegiate License Plates - Collegiate License Plates recognize Illinois colleges and universities by offering Illinois motorists Collegiate License Plates for their vehicles. By purchasing these plates, you will be helping support scholarships for Illinois college students while displaying your pride for your favorite school or alma mater. Click here to learn more or view the brochure.

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*Please contact our office at 618.650.2760 or login to CougarTracks to receive the necessary coupon code.

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