Membership in the Alumni Association is now open to all graduates; that is, those individuals who have earned associate, bachelor, graduate, professional, or honorary degrees from Ohio State, as well as medical resident graduates of the university. There are now three levels of membership: Life Members, Sustaining Members, and Basic Members.
The opportunity to purchase life memberships was discontinued at the end of June 2012; however, Life Members who joined before then will retain their full benefits.
The annual and associate membership categories have been discontinued. Graduates can now become Sustaining Members through annual gifts of at least $75 to any Ohio State fund(s), including scholarship endowments, Pelotonia, specific funds at the Wexner Medical Center, and more. For a complete list of funds, visit https://www.giveto.osu.edu/igive/onlinegiving/category/alumni_association.aspx?num=107
An entire annual gift does not have to go to one fund. Cumulative giving will be tracked over a calendar year, and when gifts equal or exceed $75, the donor will become a Sustaining Member.
Sustaining Members will be eligible for premium benefits, including a year’s subscription to the print version of Ohio State Alumni Magazine and eligibility for the annual football ticket lottery.
Note: Both graduates and nongraduates who were members of the Association as of July 1, 2012, can continue as Sustaining Members with an annual gift of $75 or more to the university.
Graduates who do not choose to make an annual gift of $75 or more will become basic members and will receive affinity products, an online magazine, and other benefits. They will not be eligible to participate in the football ticket lottery.
FOOTBALL LOTTERY ELIGIBILITY
Football lottery eligibility will be based on an alumnus’s previous year of giving. To be eligible for the 2014 lottery, graduates must be Sustaining Members by Dec. 31, 2013.
Call (800) 762-5646 or (614) 292-2281. Or write to:
The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.
2200 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1035