Membership Benefits

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Members of the Alumni Association also enjoy the following benefits.

Library Access

Members receive access to all 23 CSU libraries with full borrowing privileges for the circulating book collection.

At SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library, members may also use the two-hour computers in the Research Commons, which include:

  • Productivity software
  • Online databases access
  • Electronic books and journals

Hours for Library spaces and services are available on the Library hours page. Please visit the Library homepage for up-to-date information about Library services. Additional information on specific services available to Alumni Association members can be found at the LIbrary Services and Patron Types page. Learn more about printing options.

NOTE: Online databases, electronic books and electronic journals are not available by remote access. An SFSU email account is not included. Some Library collections and services are available only to currently affiliated SF State students, faculty and staff.

Friends of the Library receive even more benefits. Depending on membership level, available benefits include use of guest laptops. Learn more about Membership Privileges and Categories. Read about WiFi connectivity options and settings.

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Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)

The Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a program of the California State University, partnering with education institutions, professional societies, and industry, and alumni are invited to: Access Online Journals and Articles Browse the Worldwide Collection of Online Course Curriculum by Language and Subject Area Connect with other educators, K-12 teachers, college and University faculty, education staff and administrators, and librarians For more information, go to Personal Collections and create your account online.

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Medical Insurance Benefits

As an SF State alum, you can take advantage of simplified and worry-free protection when it comes to securing essential auto, homeowners, life and health insurance. This protection is available to you at special member-only rates and discounts through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC:

  • Blue Shield Major Medical Insurance
  • Short-Term Medical Insurance
  • Long-Term Care

For more information on the plans, call 1-888-560-2586, or visit the SFSU Alumni Services website.

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Auto, Home and Renter's Insurance

Did you know your alumni benefits include a special discounted rate on car insurance and home insurance from? Find out more and get a free quote on Liberty Mutual Auto & 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.

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Career Tools for Job Seekers, Career Changers, and Entrepreneurs

SF State is dedicated to helping you reach your highest career goals. Your Alumni Association membership includes:

  • Access the exclusive e-portfolio network for students and alumni to display your on-campus and post-graduate work and accomplishments, while enhancing your resume and online presence by showcasing your best projects and presentations on Portfolium. Upload your best endeavors — art projects, engineering designs, legal briefs, videos, or presentations — and an update will be sent to companies with open positions in your field!
  • Access to hundreds of live and recorded career webinars, including Careers in Pharmaceuticals, How to Get a Job at Google, Succeeding as an Entrepreneur, and many more.  Webinars are 20 to 50 minutes in length by current or former employees who are experts about specifics of their industry, the jobs therein and how to increase your chances to get a job there.
  • A Career Services & Leadership Development membership, with access to the Enterprise Computer Lab, job listing binders, career resource library, and Handshake to help you more easily connect with employers for jobs and internships, workshops, career fairs & event information, and on-campus recruiting opportunities.
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)* Career Report, providing useful insights into your personality and ideal work style to identify potential best-fit job families and occupations.
  • Online access to a series of career-focused recordings, slides and resource list presented by faculty members in the Department of Counseling.
  • Invitation to the official Alumni Association LinkedIn Group to discover inside connections and build professional networks with trusted peers.

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Local & Global Discounts

Photo of hotel room bed: "Save up to 55% on hotels."SFSU has partnered with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to our alumni community. Simply search the website for your favorite destinations — whether business or leisure – and you'll save up to 55% over other online travel agencies. Contact for login details.


Logo of the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San FranciscoSave nearly 15% on admission to the California Academy of Sciences by purchasing your ticket in advance online with the “SFSU” sales code.

It’s a planetarium, aquarium, natural history museum all under one living roof!

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Special Offer of Diploma Frames to Alumni

Diploma Display offers several exclusively designed college/university diploma frames, which makes the perfect college graduation gift. Visit to order one of these hand crafted, cherry stained frames. You'll enjoy preserving your achievement and showcasing you hard work in one of Diploma Display hand crafted frames.

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