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Mastodon Alumni Association FAQs

What happens with my old Purdue or IU membership?

The Purdue University Alumni Association (PUAA) and the Indiana University Alumni Association (IUAA) are separate entities from the Mastodon Alumni Association (MAA). If you are currently a member of the PUAA or IUAA then you will remain a member of the Purdue or IU Alumni Associations until that membership expiration date. At that point in time you can decide if you want to renew your PUAA and/or IUAA membership.  At any point in time you are eligible for and can join the Mastodon Alumni Association.  The benefit of joining the Mastodon Alumni Association is that all the funds stay on our campus.  This will enable us to provide more opportunities for our alumni to stay connected to each other, to current students and to the Fort Wayne campus.

Can I still join the Purdue Alumni Association or the IU Alumni Association?

Yes! You are a Purdue and/or IU alumnus(a).  You can join these as annual or lifetime members at any time.  You will join these separate from and either in addition to or instead of the Mastodon Alumni Association. You choose where you would like your membership dollars to go!

Can anyone join this association?

Anyone who has an affinity to the Fort Wayne campus and who wants to show their Mastodon pride is able to join the association. We have different levels of Membership from Alumni to Friends to Faculty/Staff to Student memberships. The benefit of joining the Mastodon Alumni Association is that all the funds stay on our campus.  This will enable us to provide more opportunities for our alumni to stay connected to each other, to current students and to the Fort Wayne campus.

I have a lifetime membership to the IUAA or the PUAA and the IPFW Alumni Association. Must I pay again to join the Mastodon Alumni Association?

It depends, if you are interested in keeping your lifetime membership to the IUAA or the PUAA and also want to become a member of the MAA you will want to purchase a MAA membership. If you are interested in transferring your membership from the IU or Purdue Alumni Association to the Mastodon Alumni Association please complete this Intent to Transfer form and we will be in touch. 

Can IPFW/PFW Emeriti or Retirees join the MAA at the Faculty/Staff membership level?

Yes! The goal of the MAA is to connect the alumni and all those who love the Fort Wayne campus to each other and to keep them connected to campus now and into the future. The benefit of joining the Mastodon Alumni Association is that all the funds stay on our campus. This will enable us to provide more opportunities for our alumni to stay connected to each other, to current students and to the Fort Wayne campus.

Will the Mastodon Alumni Association receive any support from IU or Purdue?

Yes, for a limited time IUAA and PUAA will continue to support us while we build our alumni association membership. Beginning in 2022 we will no longer receive funding from memberships of Fort Wayne graduates who join the PUAA or the IUAA.  IUAA will support us until 2022.

I am an alumnus(a) of IPFW/PFW and also work for the university. Should I join as an Alumni Annual Membership or as a Faculty/Staff Membership?

If you want to join on an annual basis please select the Faculty/Staff Membership option. This will provide you with a 20% discount from the normal annual membership rate.  Faculty and Staff are not required to have attended Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)/Purdue Fort Wayne (PFW) to join.  Your connectedness to our alumni and providing support of alumni programming by having this membership shows our alumni and students that we are a campus who is working together to support current students and honoring those who came before us.

Can I set up auto renewal on my annual membership?

Yes! There is an auto renewal option during your enrollment.  Simply check the box and we will automatically renew your membership next year.

If I join as a student during my Sophomore-Senior years does the Student Membership expire when I graduate or will it extend past my graduation date?

Your Student Membership is good for 4 years from the date you join even if you graduate during that time. If you join as a junior and graduate a year and half after joining you will continue to be a member for two and a half years after you graduate.  We also allow you to spread the cost of your membership out over several months to make it more affordable for you!

Do I have to sign up online with a credit/debit card or is there another way?

You can sign up at www.ipfw.edu/alumni-join or you can complete a paper form and mail it or drop it off at the Alumni Center with a check payable to the IPFW Foundation.  Please call us at 260-481-6807 or email us at alumni@ipfw.edu and we will send you a form.

 

 

 

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