Membership Benefits

Career Services -Members of the CSUSM Alumni Association will receive the General Career Services and Individual Career Services for the length of your Alumni Association membership. Benefits include: Job Listings, Resume Critiques, Career Resource Lab, Graduate & Professional School information, Career Fairs, On Campus Recruiting and Individual Career Services.  Detailed information can be found under Career Services on the Alumni Homepage.

Library Privileges -Alumni Association members have access to all CSU libraries.  Access at CSUSM's Kellogg Library includes:  Open access computer workstations, Media Library AV workstations and privileges to borrow up to a maximum of 10 items or one time (up to 4 media items).  Alumni can use the databases the library subscribes to by coming into the library and using the terminals (no online access)

Extended Learning - Want to enhance your degree?  As a member of the Alumni Association you'll enjoy a 15% discount on professional development classes and non-certificate programs. For more information about Extended Learning please visit

Working Advantage - The Alumni Association is pleased to offer the Alumni Association Members up to 60% off of tickets, travel and shopping. Click on the link to find out more details.  Once you become a member of the Alumni Association you will receive your member ID number to register for this great service.  For more information on the benefits of Working Advantage.

Steps: A Magazine for Alumni and Friends -Stay in touch with the CSUSM Community!  These publications offer a variety of special features, highlighting important programs and interesting people.  Email us and let us know where you are and what you're doing and we'll submit the information to the Class Notes section:

M. Gordon Clarke Field House - Alumni Association members receive discounted fees.  The Field House offers a wide variety of fitness facilities including a full weight room, a gymnasium, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, soccer field and track & field facilities.  Fitness and wellness programs such as beginning resistance training and stress reduction are provided.

Discount on CSUSM Athletics Season Tickets- As a member of the CSUSM Alumni Association, you can receive 10% off Men's and Women's Basketball Season tickets.  Go Cougars!

Alumni Partners - The following programs provided by the Alumni Partners are carefully chosen.  All programs listed below provide revenue back to the Alumni Association so we can continue to offer great events and activities and reconnect you with campus.  For more information and direct links to these partners visit the Alumni Partners section of the Alumni Homepage.

  • Liberty Mutual -   Member benefits now include savings on auto and home insurance!  As a member of Alumni Association you qualify for a special group discount* on your auto, home, and renter's insurance through Group Savings Plus® from Liberty Mutual. This unique program allows you to purchase high-quality auto, home and renters insurance at low group rates.  See for yourself how much money you could save with Liberty Mutual compared to your current insurance provider. For a free, no-obligation quote call Annabel Buso at ­­(858) 486-7917 x 58239, visit, or email her at  CA License # 0807413 
    *Discounts and credits are available where state laws and regulations allow and may vary by state.
  • Mercer - As a Cal State San Marcos alum, you can take advantage of special rates and discounts for life and health insurance through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC, and well-known providers. This means you can secure essential protection worry-free. To learn more and enroll, click here or call 1-888-560-ALUM (2586).

Business Card Exchange -The CSUSM Alumni Association Business card Exchange enables you an opportunity to promote your businesses and network with other professionals online.  Members can search the database by keyword.

Monthly E-Newsletter - Monthly updates on Alumni Association news and events.  Exclusive information for members only including priority tickets for our popular Cougar Night are announced in the newsletter.

Online Directory -Alumni Association Members can log onto the CSUSM Alumni website and search for their classmates.  Search fields include the person's last name, grad year and major.

Additional Member Opportunities

  • Establish Alumni Traditions
  • Promote CSUSM as THE university of first choice in Southern California
  • Leadership and volunteerism through participation in Board of Directors
  • Participate in student mentoring and recruitment
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Special invitations and priority registration for Association events