Our Affinity Programs
Why we have affinity programs
The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Office manages a variety of programs andservices for alumni, including alumni events, branch contacts, class reunions, Homecoming, the Green & White alumni magazine, and email services, etc. Affinity programs help generate the funds needed to provide these programs,services, events and scholarships for children of alumni.
How affinity partnerships benefit our alumni
We are able to negotiate preferred rates on services for our alumni (e.g. group insurance rates) and/or help our alumni benefit from special promotions (e.g. bonus AIRMILES and Student Price Card discounts on credit cards). In addition, Affinity partnerships help provide funds so that we can offer low cost events and services to our alumni. The arrangement with each affinity partner varies, but in general, we receive a small percentage of the net fees or purchases (e.g. credit card purchases, insurance premiums).
Current affinity partners
We currently have partnerships agreements with:
- TD Insurance Meloche Monnex for auto and home insurance
- Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services for voluntary insurance products
- BMO Bank of Montreal for credit card services
- AHI Travel, Gohagan & Company, Blue Water Adventures, Go Next Travel and Worldwide Quest for alumni travel.
How affinity partners are selected
We are approached by numerous vendors each year. Each vendor is carefully screened by members of the Affinity Program Review Committee (APRC) to ensure that the company is reputable and its services are of value to our alumni. If the proposal passes the value test then it is given the U of S Official Alumni Partner Seal of Approval and a partnership agreement is signed. The APRC consists of volunteers from Corporate Administration, Purchasing Services,Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
We respect your privacy
From time to time we will send information regarding alumni benefits and services to our alumni. The Alumni Office oversees the distribution of all marketing materials; personal information remains confidential and is never released to any of our affinity partners. Just like we protect the privacy of our alumni by never releasing contact information directly to our affinity partners, our affinity partners also protect their clients' privacy. They will share aggregate data with us so we do know how many alumni take part in their programs/services and we never know specific names.
If you prefer not to receive information regarding alumni benefits and services or alumni travel opportunities, please contact Advancement and Community Engagement, Alumni Relations at (306)966-5186, toll-free at 1-800-699-1907 or email@example.com.