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Alumni Association Benefits

The Alumni Association is proud to welcome you to a free lifetime membership with many wonderful benefits. We hope you will take advantage of the listed benefits and stay connected to your alma mater!

Alumni Association Membership Benefits

(a valid alumni association membership card is required to access on-campus facilities)

  • Membership to Roosevelt’s Schaumburg fitness center 
  • Several Health, Life and Travel Insurance plans
  • 10% discount at the RU Bookstore (textbooks not included).
  • Career Development such as counseling, assessments, resume critiquing, internet-based resume referral and job bank database. Register by calling 847.619.7921 at Schaumburg or 312.341.3560 in Chicago.
  • Discounted RU classes.  Many undergraduate classes are available to alumni at a greatly reduced cost. Alumni may begin to register for a course thirty days prior to the first date of the term (subject to space availability) as defined in the academic calendar. You will not receive credit, but will earn a grade of AU (Audit) for this course. Grades of AU may not be subsequently changed to any other grade. Simply complete the application form.
  • Library privileges at both campuses.
  • Invitations to social, educational and networking events and programs for RU alumni.
  • Two editions of Roosevelt Review , the alumni magazine, each year.

Please update your preferred mailing information or to share your news for the "Where RU?" section of the magazine.

For information about alumni programs and benefits, local alumni activities, or to assist in developing alumni activities or an alumni chapter or club in your local community, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-RUALUMS or email alum@roosevelt.edu.

Alumni News

  • July 29, 2014
    Sofia Dermisi, an 11-year veteran associate professor with Roosevelt's real estate program and a leading expert on sustainability and office markets in Chicago and around the nation, has accepted an appointment with the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments in Seattle. Meanwhile, veteran commercial real estate professor Thomas W. Hamilton will be joining Roosevelt’s real estate faculty this fall as the Institute’s new Gerald W. Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate.
  • African American male students mentor teens in new leadership program
    July 29, 2014
    Roosevelt University’s St. Clair Drake Center for African and African-American Studies rolled out a new program over the summer called the Black Leadership Academy, which is helping black male high students in Chicago develop as leaders.
  • Chicago mayor lauds Roosevelt for saving energy at Auditorium
    July 29, 2014

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel publically kicked off the city’s Retrofit Chicago initiative in July at Roosevelt's Auditorium Building, touring the basement for a close-up look at new state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems that in some cases are reducing the University’s energy consumption and costs by nearly half.

  • Two from Roosevelt's Theatre Conservatory join Broadway shows
    July 29, 2014
    Scott Stangland, (MFA, ’05) is appearing in Once at Broadway’s Bernard Jacobs Theatre. Damon Gillespie, who has completed his second year in Roosevelt’s musical theatre program, is performing in the Disney show, Newsies at New York City’s Nederlander Theatre.
  • July 28, 2014

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice LaDonna Long offers advice on careers in criminal justice.

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