Blue Card Club - Coming May 2014
Have you heard? There’s More to Blue.
It’s true. At the ISU Alumni Association, we’re for alumni. For more than 125 years, we have been inspiring, connecting, and involving alumni in the life of Indiana State.
This spring, we are launching a brand new way for you to stay in touch with the University - the Blue Card Club. As the official membership program of the Alumni Association,
the Blue Card Club offers many great benefits and discounts, including the biannual print version of STATE magazine.
Want to know more about the Blue Card Club, contact the Alumni Association at 812-514-8400 or
We are always growing the benefits for the Blue Card Club! If your business wants to become a part of our alumni membership program, please contact Rex Kendall, Director of
the Alumni Association at 812.514.8446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations! You are a member.
All Indiana State University alumni and students who have completed 12 hours
or more are regarded as members of the Indiana
State University Alumni Association. Faculty and staff of the University may become members upon request by contacting the
When you upgrade your membership with a gift to the Alumni Association, you help provide unique programs, services,
information and resources to build meaningful connections and relationships among the University family.
A Sustaining Donor is a member who has made an annual gift of $25 or more. The designation of Sustaining Member is for
a full year from the date the contribution is recorded.
A Lifetime Member is a member who became a Lifetime Member prior to June 30, 2010, or a member who has made $1,000 in
cumulative gifts to the Alumni Association beginning July 1 to date.
Joint membership and gift credit is accorded to spouses or life partners, upon request.
sustaining or lifetime member.
All Indiana State University Alumni Association Members enjoy the following benefits and services:
- INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY ONLINE MAGAZINE
Enjoy the Indiana State University online magazine three times a year.
- ALUMNI UPDATE E-NEWSLETTER
Enjoy the Alumni Update e-newsletter of the Indiana State University Alumni Association each month.
- CAREER CENTER
The Indiana State University Career Center offers alumni no-fee access to all of its career advising and job search
services. Whether you are considering changing jobs or re-entering the workforce, the Career Center can help prepare
you for your search. Click here to get started!
- SOCIAL MEDIA
Join our virtual communities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Flicker to renew and maintain lifelong friendships,
network and stay engaged.
- TRAVEL PROGRAM
See the world with fellow alumni for a special experience that provides memories to cherish forever. The Indiana State
University Alumni Association offers a wide variety of carefully planned travel opportunities, ranging from cultural and
educational tours and family adventures.
- INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INSURANCE PROGRAM
Get group term life, home/auto/renters, long-term care, accident, senior life, catastrophic major medical and short-term
- INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AFFINITY CREDIT CARD
Reward yourself with the Indiana State University Platinum Plus® MasterCard® credit card
with WorldPoints® rewards.
- INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY CREDIT UNION
Take advantage of a full range of financial services, including auto loans, personal loans, cash and check cards, share
certificates, IRAs, checking accounts and financial planning services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Regional and International Alumni Clubs
We provide many opportunities for you to get involved right in your back yard, with our regional and international alumni
associations. Get involved with one near you for special social and networking opportunities.
Central Indiana Regional Alumni Club (Indianapolis Area)
Dubois County Regional Alumni Club (Jasper Area)
Golf Outing Chair -
Northeast Indiana Regional Alumni Club (Fort Wayne Area)
Northwest Indiana Regional Alumni Club (Gary, Hammond, Merrillville)
Golf Outing Chair -
Southwest Indiana Regional Alumni Club (Evansville Area)
Wabash Valley Regional Alumni Club (Terre Haute Area)
Chicagoland Regional Alumni club
Edgar Country Regional Alumni Club
Thailand International Alumni Club
Don't see the area that you currently live in listed above? We want to work with you to establish additional regional
and international alumni associations.
The expectations of the Regional Alumni Associations are as follows:
- Committee Leadership should have 4-10 members with a designated chair
- Representative must undergo leader training
- Regional and International Alumni Associations must provide regular updates, meeting minutes, and event attendance
- Work in partnership with the Alumni Association staff in planning all events
The sky is the limit in making your regional group come alive! Contact
Ben Kappes at 812-514-8496 or
email@example.com for more information.
We provide diverse programming and opportunities for you to make the connections you choose to pursue. You can enjoy the discounts
with ISU affinity programs - credit card, insurance and more. Click on the images below to find out more about the programs that
Get assistance on all aspects of your career exploration, job search or graduate school applications. The Career Center services are
free for all ISU alumni. Get started with your career needs today.
Get a copy of your ISU transcript »
The ISU Alumni Association offers numerous ways for alumni and friends to stay connected with Indiana State University. One
way for you to get involved is to attend alumni events. The Alumni Association hosts events throughout the year in collaboration
with Indiana State University and our Regional Alumni Associations. From golf outings to volunteer activities, there's an event
that interests every age and every group dynamic. Alumni Association events are categorized by four key areas: Pride, Service, Social and Support.
Schedule of Alumni Events »
Women's Basketball MVC Tournament Schedule
The annual ISU Homecoming celebration is the most spirited event on campus. Each fall we welcome home
thousands of alumni for tried and true blue fun. From the Sycamore Tricycle Derby to the Blue and White
Parade to Tent City, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
As truly the largest event on campus for students, alumni and friends, mark your calendar to join us in
Terre Haute on October 11, 2014.
Schedule of ISU Homecoming Events »
What to See and Do at Homecoming
Tent City |
Blue and White Parade |
Tricycle Derby |
Alumni Tricycle Derby |
Get prices on tents, tables, and chairs and reserve your location at Tent City.
Reserve your Tent City location online |
Rules and Policies
Blue and White Homecoming Parade
Plans are underway for the 2013 Blue and White Parade on Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m.
View last year's parade gallery »
The Indiana State Tricycle Derby was first run in 1963 as a 10-lap race around the sidewalks of the Quadrangle
on children's tricycles. The races featured a men's and women's division (the Powder Puff Derby).
feature men's and women's teams racing on specially built tricycles at Recreation East and the Michael Simmons
Student Activity Center at Ninth and Sycamore streets the Friday afternoon before Homecoming.
Each team qualifies for the race prior to the actual Sycamore Tricycle
Derby. The fastest male and female rider qualifying for the race is honored
with the title of "Hot Wheels".
Read about the history of
the Sycamore Tricycle Derby.
Alumni Tricycle Derby Race
This year the Alumni Association will be hosting the third annual Alumni Tricycle Derby Race on October 4,
2013 at the Michael Simmons Student Activity Center. If you have participated in the past or always wanted to
this is your chance to become a part of ISU history. We are currently collecting names and information for
individuals who are interested in participating in the Alumni Race. Participation for this event may be limited
depending upon interest. The races will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the alumni race will take place first.
- Teams will consist of 2-6 Riders for Women; 2-10 Riders for Men
- Men will complete a total of 10 laps/Women will complete a total of 6 laps
- Each rider must complete at least one entire lap
- Each team member must wear the same color of shirt
- Each rider must wear a protective helmet
- Pits will be assigned at random prior to the race
- Race will take place on October 4, 2013 with additional information to follow
- Riders may have the opportunity to practice early in the afternoon on race day
- Trikes will be provided on a first come first served basis
- Race teams should check in by 3:30 p.m.
If you are interested in organizing a team we will need names of team members, affiliation/team name, email
addresses, phone numbers, and graduation year. You can email that information to Rex Kendall at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-258-6478.
It's never too soon to make your reservation for Homecoming weekend! You can 2013 Homecoming Hotel Reservation today.
Hilton Garden Inn
Springhill Suites - Marriott
Days Inn & Suites
Pear Tree Inn
Regency Inn & Suites
Each year the Alumni Association hosts a special reunion to honor graduates
celebrating their 50 year reunion. Also known as the Grand Society of Sycamores,
each year new inductees receive special recognition to show appreciation of their longstanding commitment to and support of the University. As one
of our longest running traditions, join us this homecoming as we celebrate the Class of 1963.
Our Alumni Travel Program is a unique way to promote life-long learning and a fun way for you to see the world.
The program engages alumni, faculty, staff and friends in both educational and cultural adventures throughout the
Have questions about a scheduled trip? Contact Liz Tuttle at email@example.com
for more information.
We are constantly looking for new travel opportunities.
Share with us a destination or experience that interests you.
Countryside of Emerald Isle | March 22 - April 1
The ISU Alumni Association presents the Countryside of Emerald Isle:
A Cultural Journey Through Ireland. From ancient castles and historic
Dublin to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings
together the best of the Emerald Isle. Spend two incredible nights
experiencing the culture of Dublin, Ireland's rollicking capital city. Step
into the local culture as you stay in a country farmhouse B&B. Cruise down
the River Lee and much, much more!
Due to very high interest and limited space on this trip, please don't wait to secure your space.
Read about the
Countryside of Emerald Isle trip.
Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise Tour | July 5 -
Relax for seven nights and enjoy the epic Alaskan scenery from aboard one
of Princess Cruises' lovely ships. Cruise through northern splendor,
including the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. Enjoy four nights at stunning
Princes Lodges and Hotels. Ride the McKinley Express train through
breathtaking scenery where abundant wildlife thrives. Explore Alaska’s
gorgeous capital, Juneau.
Read about the
Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise Tour in July!