Alumni Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

Once you graduate from the University of Saskatchewan you automatically become an member of the USask Alumni Association and are eligible for alumni benefits offered by our preferred partners.

Associate and Honourary members of the USask Alumni Association as well as USask staff, faculty and retirees are also eligible. 

The University of Saskatchewan’s affinity program was established to provide alumni with access to services after graduation. We are able to negotiate preferred rates on services for our alumni (e.g. group insurance rates) and help our alumni benefit from special promotions (e.g.  Bonus AIRMILES on credit cards). We currently have agreements with carefully selected external providers (affinity partners) to offer group travel, insurance, financial services, and retail deals & discounts.

We are no longer printing alumni cards as alumni benefits and perks are mainly accessed by passcode, which you will find on the Alumni Benefits website. If there are no passcodes for a particular offer, mention that you are a University of Saskatchewan alumnus. To verify your eligibility, some perks providers may ask you for your college, degree and graduation year or they will contact the alumni office to confirm your alumni status.

Information and links to offers are on the alumni benefits website.

From time to time we will email or mail special offers and information regarding alumni benefits and perks to alumni. University Relations oversees the distribution of these offers which are handled through the services of a contracted mailing house or in-house. Your 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 to help us monitor their program but they do not share client information with us.

If you prefer not to receive information regarding alumni benefits and perks, or alumni travel opportunities, please contact University Relations at (306) 966-5186, toll-free at 1-800-699-1907 or alumni.office@usask.ca.

The University of Saskatchewan alumni office is approached by numerous service providers and vendors each year. Each request is carefully considered to ensure the company is reputable and its services are of value to our alumni. If the proposal passes a value test (savings, security, or privileged access) it is given the USask Preferred Partner Shield of Approval and a partnership agreement is signed.

 

 

In addition to providing discounts and group rates for alumni, affinity partners give a portion of their business back to the university. These funds are used to help support and enhance events and programs for alumni and donors. Affinity partners also suport the university by sponsoring other university initiatives and scholarships for children of alumni.