Member Benefits

We'd like to invite you to join the Penn State Chicago Chapter as a member or renew your membership.  Membership year is from July 1st through June 30th every year and is open to all Penn State alumni and supporters. 


Join / Renew

Membership Types:      

  • Individual Chapter Membership ($15)

  • Couples Chapter Membership ($25)

  • Recent Grad Chapter Membership (Free)

  • Parents of Current PSU Students Chapter Membership (FREE)


  • A community of 6,000+ Penn Staters in the Greater Chicago area 

  • Seeking to build upon our shared values and experiences as Penn Staters

  • Bringing a little bit of Happy Valley to the Windy City


Active and successful fundraising campaigns for those in need:

  • THON

  • Scholarships for students from the Chicago area

  • Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

  • Penn State ROTC

  • Greater Chicago Food Depository

A positive impact on the local community through volunteering:

  • Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center Holiday Party

  • Lakeview Pantry

  • Ronald McDonald House

Connecting with the next generation of Penn Staters:

  • Chicago area PSU undergraduate applications and admission offers 

  • Alumni volunteers at local college fairs

  • Annual student send-off summer picnic

Numerous social events that bring Penn Staters together:

  • Football viewing parties every scheduled game with raffles and giveaways

  • THON and Scholarship charity events with discounted tickets for members

  • Monthly dining out and networking events 

  • Group sporting events

  • BIG 10 events with other local alumni groups

  • Member Appreciation Party

Becoming a member offers these great benefits:

  • Penn State Chicago Merchandise

  • Subscription to PSU Chicago mailing list – receive periodic email reminders of upcoming chapter events

  • Discounts on selected chapter activities

  • Periodic hardcopy mailings throughout the year

  • Priority for Penn State sports tickets sold by the chapter

  • Qualified to become more involved with a committee or the board