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SAA Membership FAQ

Frequently asked questions about membership in the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA).

Who can join SAA?

There are three types of SAA membership:

  1. Alumni Membership: must have completed a minimum of three academic quarters as a matriculated, degree-seeking student, in a degree-granting program. Degrees include Bachelors, Masters, PhD, MLA.
  2. Affiliate Membership: open to all Stanford Affiliates including Stanford faculty, staff, interns, residents, fellows, certificate holders, postdocs, Travel/Study participants and Stanford parents. An affiliate membership is similar to an alumni membership, with the exception of certain benefits that the University reserves for alumni. Learn more here. Still have questions about Affiliate Membership? Contact the SAA Membership department at
  3. Friend of Stanford Membership: open to non-Stanford Affiliates. A Friend of Stanford membership has identical benefits as an Affiliate Membership, but different pricing. Learn more here.


Where can I find my SAA member number?

You can find your SAA member number:

From a desktop:
Log into your alumni profile, then scroll down. Your SAA member number is listed under Account Information at the bottom of the page. If you have not yet registered to create your free online account, please visit our site registration help page.

On a smartphone:
Log into the alumni website from any smartphone to access your SAA membership card.

On your membership card/brass key tag:
Your SAA member number is located on your SAA membership card or your engraved brass key tag. If you have lost your card or key tag, the SAA Membership office can send you a replacement. Please fill out the request form. BACK TO TOP

How do I get a new Membership Card?

SAA now offers a mobile card that can be used as proof of membership. Simply log into the alumni website from any smartphone to access your SAA membership card.
If a physical card is needed, you can fill out our online request form to get a new card.


How do I get a new member key tag?

Please fill out a request form online. Because the key tag is engraved with your personal SAA member number, the processing time is around 6-8 weeks. Key tags are mailed directly to your address on record. Need to update your address? Send an e-mail to the Records department at: or call 650-725-4336.

If a key tag and keys are found and dropped in a U.S. mailbox, they are returned to the SAA membership office. We can use your unique member number to get the keys back to you.


I'm playing golf and need a new card.

SAA members have access to the Stanford golf course (650-323-0944), but MUST provide their SAA membership card to get on the course. SAA now offers a mobile card as well. Simply log into the alumni website from any smartphone to access your SAA membership card.

If there is not enough time for us to mail a new card, please call the SAA Membership Department (650-725-0692) once you have scheduled your tee time and we will confirm your membership with the golf course directly.


Does SAA offer Joint or Family Memberships?

No, we do not offer joint or family memberships.


Are membership dues tax deductible?

Membership dues to the Stanford Alumni Association may be considered tax-deductible, and it is recommended that you consult with your tax advisor.


How do I make a payment?

Payments can be made online by logging in at Payments can also be made over the phone and by mail. Please call us at (800) 786-2586 with a credit card number, or mail a check or credit card number to::

     Stanford Alumni Association
     Attn: Membership
     Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
     326 Galvez St
     Stanford, CA 94305-6105


What is the difference between the SAA membership and the Stanford GSB Alumni Association membership?

The Stanford GSB Alumni Association is a separate organization from the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA). While many of the membership benefits of the two programs are similar, these are the primary differences:

  1. An SAA membership offers access to the Stanford Sierra Camp and discounts on Reunion Homecoming and at the Stanford Bookstore. Additionally, the service fee is waived for SAA members who participate in Travel/Study trips. Learn more about SAA Membership Benefits.
  2. The Stanford GSB Alumni Association membership offers additional access to online library databases such as Business Monitor Online (International), ReferenceUSA, TableBase, and WetFeet. Other benefits include a 15% discount on open-enrollment GSB Executive Education programs (Stanford Executive Program excluded), discounts to select GSB alumni events and MBA first-year reunion Saturday party at no cost. Learn more about Stanford GSB Alumni Association Membership.


Need a new key tag or member card?

Just fill out our request form

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