Your membership levels
Who is an alumni member?
All alumni are considered members of the association upon graduation and have access to the opportunities listed on this page.
This includes individuals who have earned associate's, bachelor's, graduate, professional, or honorary degrees from Ohio State, as well as medical resident graduates of the university.
Who is an alumni donor?
Alumni who give any amount under $150 annually to support any area of Ohio State are recognized as alumni donors.
Alumni donors are offered early access to purchase football tickets.
Who is a life donor?
Alumni who commit to a monthly gift of at least $10 or an annual gift of $150 or more are recognized as life donors.
Life donors receive the beautiful print edition of Ohio State Alumni Magazine and special communications from alumni association President and CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun. They are also offered early access to purchase football tickets.
Members like you are the engine of The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Whether you’re near campus or on the other side of the world, the alumni association helps all Buckeyes, from passionate to inquisitive, stay involved.
Important notes: Anyone who met the criteria for sustaining membership by the end of 2021 will continue to be recognized as a sustaining member through December 31, 2022. Some alumni and friends of Ohio State became Life Members of the association through a lifetime membership program that was discontinued in 2012. Life members will continue to be recognized. Please contact the Engagement Center with questions.
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Read university news and stories, learn about events and communities, update biographical info and celebrate what it means to be a Buckeye alum – all through an exclusive alumni app.
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Advance your career
Our experienced career consultants can help you in all stages of your career using a variety of career development tools and services.
Find an alumni club or society to join
Alumni groups offer opportunities for continued friendship and service to Buckeye communities, keeping you close to campus and to all those who call Ohio State their home away from home.
Attend an event
Connect with Buckeye peers at association-sponsored events and activities.
Explore the globe with Alumni Tours
Discover new places, experience different cultures and meet other alumni.
Discover volunteer opportunities
Whether you live in Columbus or across the country, you can give back to the university you love by volunteering with Ohio State.
Advocate for Ohio State with political leaders
Our advocacy program prepares alumni and friends of Ohio State to build relationships and effectively engage with decision-makers on behalf of our university.
Follow social media channels
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Get football tickets
All alumni are eligible to purchase Buckeye football tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Alumni donors and life donors are granted early access through the alumni football ticket process.
View all benefits of being a Buckeye
Through our partners, The Ohio State University Alumni Association offers valuable discounts and services to all alumni.
Contact the Engagement Center
As your personal guide to the university, our engagement center specialists are here to help connect you with what you’re most passionate about. Our specialists are experts at helping you find people, events, resources and more.