Benefits and Services

Alumni Membership Kit

A free kit filled with ESU memorabilia, your membership card, and information about benefits and discounts. Request one!

Area Alumni Chapters

Area alumni chapters give you the opportunity to get to know the ESU alumni living near you while having a great time at barbecues, sporting events, and receptions. Alumni chapters include Capital City Area (Topeka), Denver Area, Greater Kansas City Area, Smoky Valley Area (Salina), South Central Area (Wichita), and the Emporia Connection. Learn more about the alumni chapter near you or find out how to start a new chapter.

ESU Career Services

ESU and the Alumni Association offer numerous opportunities for career development. Visit ESU Career Services for more information.

Hornet News Update

Hornet News Update is a free bi-weekly electronic newsletter highlighting the latest campus and alumni news and events. You'll also receive a Hornet News Blast when really big news hits. Sign up for Hornet News Update!

Hornet Travel

The ESU Alumni Association has partnered with Go Next (formerly Global Holidays) and Please Go Away Vacations to offer you the opportunity to travel all over the world at a very domestic price. Request information for upcoming travel adventures, and read more about the partnerships.

Leadership Opportunities

As a member of the ESU Alumni Association, you are invited to share your talents with the entire 61,000-plus member organization by joining the Alumni Association Board of Directors or by leading an alumni chapter in your area. For more information, contact Laurie Pitman.

Spotlight Magazine

To keep you informed about your alma mater and other ESU alumni, you'll receive two issues of Spotlight, the official ESU alumni magazine, each year. Haven't received your copy yet? Update your mailing address.

Scholarships for Scions

As the offspring of an ESU alumna or alumnus, your child is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship to ESU. Contact for more information.

Insurance with You in Mind

Feel like you're spending more money for fewer benefits lately? We'd like to help you find a better deal. Alumni Benefits through the ESU Alumni Association can be a supplement, and sometimes even an alternative, to employer benefits. Our benefits can cover you if you work for yourself, a small company, or a large corporation. Alumni Benefits can offer an affordable option for the self-employed or for those looking to fill the gaps in an employer benefits program. 

To explore all available plan options and enrollment information call (888) 560-ALUM (2586) or visit

 Liberty Mutual Car and Home Insurance

It’s never been more important to re-evaluate your household costs. So we’ve arranged for Liberty Mutual to offer ESU alumni a special discounted rate on Auto Insurance and Home or Renters Insurance. Liberty Mutual also has a commitment to superior customer service that sets them apart. Find out more about this offer and get a fast, free rate quote. To speak with a Representative, call toll-free 1-800-524-9400 or, for an online quote, visit Liberty Mutual Car & Home Insurance.

Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.  Click here to learn more.

Hornet Credit Card

Show off your ESU pride every time you make a purchase with your Hornet Credit Card, available exclusively at INTRUST Bank.  Here's more information on the Hornet Credit Card.

Other Perks

  • ESU alumni residing in Lyon County and the six surrounding counties are eligible to join the Emporia State Federal Credit Union.

  • Use your membership card at ESU's Memorial Union Bookstore (on campus or online) to receive a 10% discount anytime, 20% on the Friday and Saturday of Homecoming week.
  • As members of the ESU Alumni Association, you are eligible for some great deals at the Genesis Health Club in Emporia, KS. Simply show your alumni card and receive a 10% discount and $0 Enrollment Fee. That’s a savings of over $200!  For more information, contact ESU alumnus Mike Magana ‘10 at Genesis Health Clubs by calling 620-343-6034 or