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Washburn University Alumni Association

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Staying connected and engaged with Washburn can mean something different to everyone. 

How we benefit you

We build relationships with local and national partners to give you products and services that help you spread Ichabod pride and often raise funds for Alumni Association scholarships. Membership in the Washburn Alumni Association gets you free or reduced admission to our events and discounts to local and national businesses that save you money on things like travel, dining and shopping.


A network of alumni

Organized in 1885, the Alumni Association reaches out to nearly 40,000 alumni living in all 50 states and several foreign countries. About two-thirds of Washburn’s alumni live in Kansas, and half of those (one-third of all alumni) reside in Shawnee County. As a member of the Alumni Association, you’ll be part of a network of 4,000 members, all dedicated to promoting the mission of Washburn University.


The services offered through the Alumni Association can improve and enhance how you connect and engage with Washburn.

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Legacy Scholarships

Legacy scholarships reward family members of alumni with beneficial scholarships. For 2018-19, 121 students received $49,000. Applications for 2021-22 scholarships are open between Sept. 15 and Dec. 1, 2020.

More Bod For Your Buck

Membership Benefits

Join the Alumni Association and get free or discounted admission to a number of events held on campus, in Topeka and around the country. You'll also have access to a network of exclusive, members-only discounts.

The Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

The Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

One of the marquee buildings on campus, the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center houses our offices and serves the needs of the campus and community with premier event space. Learn more about this building and the famous alumnus for whom it's named.

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Alumni Services & Products

Take advantage of the many products available to alumni and friends. Your participation helps spread Ichabod pride and supports our mission.

The Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

WHY JOIN the Washburn University ALUMNI ASSOCIATION?

  • Engage with alumni through free or discounted events like After Hours, tailgates and Wake Up With Washburn.
  • Take advantage of hundreds of discounts to local and national businesses.
  • Support the Alumni Association scholarship fund with your dues.
  • Travel around the globe on our popular trips offered three times a year. These trips often sell out and are only available for members.

Join now


Spring 2023 Ichabod magazine cover, roses and a rock wall in front of Morgan Hall

The Ichabod tells our story with features on alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends, along with the latest campus news. View the current and past editions


1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785.670.4483