Auburn Clubs and Affiliates

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Auburn Clubs are geographically based, where an Auburn Alumni Affiliate can be geographically based,
but can also be defined by interests, professions, or by college or school.

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 CLUB & AFFILIATE FAQ’S

What is an Auburn Club?

An Auburn Club is comprised of Auburn alumni and friends whose bond is Auburn University. The goal of every club is to foster the Auburn spirit by engaging members of the Auburn family in their respective communities, supporting current and future students through the funding of scholarships, and promoting the objectives of the Auburn Alumni Association. There is a more formal process as to what is expected and provided to our Auburn Clubs, and it usually takes about a year for a group to officially charter as a club. Auburn Clubs are geographic based and are formed in service areas that have over 250 alumni and friends.

What is an Auburn Club? What is an Auburn Alumni Affiliate and how is it different from an Auburn Club?

An Auburn Alumni Affiliate has the same goals of an Auburn Club, however there are a few key differences. They are a little less structured, allow for more flexibility, and can be interest, geographic and even professional based. We also encourage our geographic based groups to begin as an affiliate if they have less than 250 alumni in their area. We find our affiliate groups hosting different types, or less frequent programming as well.

How do I start an Auburn Club/Affiliate?

An Auburn Club can be located anywhere in the nation or world. Auburn Clubs are charged with hosting meetings and events, providing community service, raising scholarship funds and serving Auburn students. For a club to thrive and maintain a continuation of leadership, it is encouraged for there to be a minimum of 250 alumni in the counties within a 50-mile geographical radius. For those areas or groups who would like to foster meaningful engagement opportunities beyond the traditional geographic club structure, the Auburn Alumni Association offers the option of becoming an Auburn Alumni Affiliate. These affiliate groups offer a platform for alumni with similar interests and common bonds to connect and network. Affiliates primarily meet for social engagement and are not required to meet the guidelines of a chartered Auburn Club. To learn more about starting a club in your area please email  auclubs@auburn.edu.

What is the Auburn Club Membership Commissions program?

Auburn Club Membership Commissions is a program established to foster and increase contributing memberships in the Auburn Alumni Association, as well as to enhance the association membership experience. This program was also created to eliminate confusion between membership in the association and membership in local clubs. Therefore, local Auburn Clubs may not charge separate membership dues, and all clubs participate in Auburn Club Membership Commissions.

Please see the Clubs Portal for the more information.

How do Auburn Clubs Benefit from Auburn Club Membership Commissions?

The Auburn Alumni Association will automatically assign members of the alumni association to a club in their area. Names and contact information are provided to the clubs to help increase communication, membership and participation in the club. The association will pay “commissions” to clubs who recruit new and returning contributing members to the association.  These incentive payments are made after the end of the association’s fiscal year, September 30, and are deposited to the club’s annual or endowed scholarship fund held by the AU Foundation or to the club’s operating expenses (no later than November 15).  If a club is working with the Auburn Alumni Association to create a club scholarship, the money will be held for up to one year. To earn commissions, contributing members need to list the name of the Auburn Club on their membership application or select it from the dropdown list when joining online at  www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew.

Can my local club still have membership dues?

No. Membership will be unified. All General and Contributing Members of the alumni association will automatically be eligible for local club participation. This will eliminate confusion between club memberships and association memberships. VIEW AUBURN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Who can provide my club with membership options?

Learn about the different types of contributing memberships available to you by clicking here (https://www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew/). When purchasing a membership, insert your club name in the Auburn Club field. Please feel free to contact the Office of Alumni Affairs – Club Management via email or phone for membership application questions.

• Email: AUClubs@auburn.edu
• Phone: 334-844-1145 or 334-844-1973

How much scholarship money will my club make by selling association memberships?

$10 from a NEW Annual Membership ($50)
$12 from a NEW Annual Joint Membership ($65)
$2 from an Annual Renewal ($50)
$62 from a NEW Life Membership ($850)
$86 from a NEW Life Joint Membership ($1,175)
For more information regarding club commissions, please see the Helpful Auburn Alumni Association Membership Documents on the Clubs Portal.

Can you tell me how many memberships my club has acquired this month/year?

Yes, your Auburn Club name allows us to track your memberships. Please email AUClubs@auburn.edu if you need this information.

How do people join the alumni association?

There are 3 easy ways for people to join as contributing members:

• Online at www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew and select your local Auburn Club.

• Mail completed application with club name listed to:
Auburn Alumni Association,
Attn: Alumni Accounting
317 S. College St
Auburn, AL 36849

• Phone call to the membership department at (334) 844-2960 and mention your club name.

My club does not have a local scholarship. How do I start a scholarship?

We are eager to help you begin the process of creating a club/affiliate scholarship. Please call (334)-844-2995. Steve Inabinet, the Scholarship Coordinator, can help your club start a scholarship program.

All Club Presidents and Admins can access extra resources in the Clubs Portal. 
You must have a password to connect.