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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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  • Six Flags St. Louis: Visit the park July 11-19. Tickets must be purchased July 9-17 by visiting and entering SIUEAA in the promo code box at the top right.
  • Gateway Grizzlies (Sauget, IL): $1 off the ticket price. One $1 discount is valid for each card presented and must be redeemed in person.

  • Party Magic (East Alton, IL): 1 free 18" foil balloon ($3.50 value) with a $15 purchase. Purchase can be a balloon bouquet or loose helium balloons. Limit one per person, per event, per week. To place order call (618) 466-2222 or contact through Facebook at Party Magic & Gifts.

  • 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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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:  Liberty Mutual has partnered with the SIUE Alumni Association to offer you exclusive savings on quality auto and home insurance.* Call 1-800-524-9400 or visit Liberty Mutual to get a free quote.
    *Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

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Learning & Education Benefits

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

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Lodging & Travel Benefits

  • Enterprise Car Sales: Receive a $300 gift card with the purchase of a vehicle from Enterprise Car Sales. Must contact or call 314-660-9227 prior to purchase to qualify. See our selection of vehicles at

  • 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 Benefit

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Shopping Benefits

  • Afterwords Used Books (Edwardsville, IL): 10% discount.
  • Frames by 3 (Edwardsville, 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.

  • 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. Visit or like us on Facebook. 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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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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