Top 10 Reasons to be a Member



Duck Pride
Membership in the UOAA is the No. 1 way Ducks show their pride in the University of Oregon! It is one of the best ways you can invest in your relationship with the University of Oregon.

Your Duck Network
Investing in your network, whether it’s for social or career purposes, is vital to staying connected. Membership in the UOAA not only keeps you connected to other Ducks in your region and across the globe, but provides you with opportunities to expand your career through the new Duck Career Network.

Impact on Students
As a former student, you understand the importance of student support. The UOAA and its chapters support student scholarships and internships through a number of alumni programs. Additionally, the UOAA supports the Student Alumni Association, which engages over 5,000 student members in a variety of networking and social events, leadership opportunities, service projects, and more.

In the Know
Whether you live in Eugene, OR, across the country, or around the globe, your Alumni Association will keep you informed about outstanding students, alumni, and faculty; UO athletics; and more through events, monthly eNewsletters, member-only opportunities, and more.

Advocacy
Members have made a clear impact on the University of Oregon through advocating in the Oregon legislature. By sending notes and making phone calls to their legislators, members helped to pass Senate Bill 270 in 2013, establishing an independent institutional board for the University of Oregon.

Discounts and Rewards
As an extra perk of membership, you’ll save at local and national retailers, in addition to receiving discounts on nearly all UOAA events. For a complete list of member rewards, click here.

Exclusive Access
In addition to member-only discounts, you will have access to single game football tickets before the general public, exclusive event invitations (Nike Employee Store shopping night, Columbia Employee Store access, and special Duck Store nights), Duck Alumni Tailgates, member appreciation nights, and more.

Giving Back
Whether you want to get involved with your local alumni chapter, support student scholarships, or mentor fellow alumni via the Duck Career Network, there are many opportunities to do so through your Alumni Association.

Student Recruitment
Are you looking for a way to give back and help high school students find out more information about the UO? Whether you have a little time to give or a lot of time, The Duck Alumni Recruitment Team is a perfect opportunity for alumni around the world to give back. Additionally, many of our regional alumni chapters host freshmen send-offs at the end of the summer, meeting incoming students and answering questions they may have before they leave home to start their college careers at the UO.

Your membership makes the UO stronger.
It’s true! We hope you’ll agree that your degree from the UO has been a worthwhile investment. In return, membership supports the many programs, partnerships and events your Alumni Association produces to keep alumni connected and engaged, while continuing to support the mission of the University of Oregon.

+ Membership dues are 80 percent tax deductible!