Some things are forever – like being a University of Central Oklahoma Broncho!
The University of Central Oklahoma Alumni Association was established in 1902 to strengthen communication, loyalty and friendship among all alumni, faculty and staff, and all other friends of the university.
In representing university alumni, we believe:
• All alumni, including former students, should have access to the benefits of the Alumni Association
• Alumni should remain engaged with the university
• We are all members of the Central family
• Loyalty to our university is fulfilling
• Involvement can lead to greater support of the university
Because we believe these things, the UCO Alumni Association is discontinuing its membership dues program. We are welcoming all 80,000 alumni as full members - a lifelong investment in UCO that centers on engagement and gives all alumni equal access to the Association’s programs and services.
In a dues-paying Association, alumni are sometimes confused by the difference between “dues” and “gifts” and what each supports. Our non-dues membership ends the perception that the Alumni Association exists only for paying members and it allows us to reach more graduates with a consistent message of support for UCO. As for now, all alumni will have access to current benefits with the Alumni Association.
We do know that there might be benefits that require a more significant financial commitment from interested alumni. That is why we are keeping our Broncho for Life Membership Level. We are currently researching additional benefits at this level and will communicate effectively as they come available.
However, one thing that isn’t changing is your role as a loyal alumnus/alumna. Although we won’t be asking you for membership dues, we will continue to rely on your support – attending events, volunteering for alumni programs and making a gift to the university.
No matter where you are in the U.S. or around the world, chances are there is a loyal group of alumni just around the corner. The Alumni Association will help you find them, join in activities, and share the satisfaction of celebrating and supporting what UCO has meant to you.
Kelli Hayward Walsh
UCO Alumni Director
Broncho for Life Membership:
$750. This premium level of membership is a one-time cost to the member. Broncho for Life members are just that-members for life- and will receive full Association benefits. Payment plans are available.