Membership Overview

The Florida A&M University National Alumni Association has four main goals in its mission: raising and giving funds to the University that will support its programs; recruiting students who will attend the University; doing those things that perpetuate a positive image of the National Alumni Association and the University; and influencing community and governmental activities that will support the University’s priorities. Accomplishing these goals requires that the FAMU NAA recruits alumni and others who will support the University and its goals through membership in the FAMU NAA.

In order to be a regular member of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, you must be a graduate or have at least completed one semester in good standing. If a person did not attend the university, but is interested in supporting the university, they may become an associate member. The fiscal/membership year for the association is July 1 to June 30. This is also the time frame for dues payment.

If you think that you’re already in the system as a member, please click the contact us link at the top of the page and ask the membership team whether or not you have an account in the system already.

Membership Types

Costs to Join the FAMU NAA

The cost of an annual membership with the FAMU NAA is $50 per year. The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. In addition to this $50, there are regional and local chapter dues depending on which chapter and/or region a person chooses to become a member.

Life membership costs $750. Once a person is a life member, they no longer have to make annual payments to the NAA. However, chapter and regional dues are still assessed for life members. If a life member is a member of a chapter or region, those dues must be paid every year for that member’s status to be considered current.

The subscribing life membership allows people who wish to be come life members of the FAMU NAA to make the required $750 in increments over a three or five year period. Each year, those people making subscribing life payments pay the predetermined fraction of the life membership payment in addition to the annual membership payment. If there are any questions about any of this, please click the contact us button the top of the page.

Per the FAMU NAA, Inc. Bylaws Section 2.1 Active Membership: To be considered an Active Member of the Association, the individual must pay required annual assessment(s) at the applicable Chapter, Region, and National levels. An Active Member is often referred to as a ‘member in good standing.’

FAMU National Alumni Association

Membership Levels

Effective for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

National Dues

Annual Membership                               $50.00*

One-Time Life Membership                    $750.00*

3-Year Subscribing Life Membership      $300 for 3 years*

5-Year Subscribing Life Membership      $200 for 5 years*

Student Life Membership                        $500 (Must be paid either prior to or up to one year after graduation)

Recent FAMU Graduates                         FREE for the first year after graduation

*Non-alumni can also join at this level

Region Dues

Only the following regions have annual dues:

  • Florida Region                 $10.00
    (The Florida Region is comprised of all the chapters in the state of Florida.)
  • Midwest Region               $10.00
    (The Midwest Region is comprised of all the chapters in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.)
  • Southern Region              $10.00
    (The Southern Region is comprised of all the chapters in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.)

To view the regions, use the dropdown under “Divisions” on the home page.

Chapter Dues

Chapter Dues vary. When joining, a list of chapter dues is displayed.

Reasons to Join the FAMU NAA

There are many reasons to join the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association including discounts to alumni activities and receiving advance communication about the University. Other reasons include:

  • Leadership
    Leadership skills are valuable tools in several areas of our lives from work to community service to home. The alumni chapter is always in need of skilled officers to guide the organization as well as committee chairmen to lead important projects. The skills you build with us can last a lifetime.
  • Service
    The alumni association provides a valuable opportunity to serve the university and our community by raising money for scholarships and other university projects, recruiting quality students, influencing legislation that will support the University, and just saying and doing things that promote a positive image of FAMU.
  • Networking
    Success often is not determined by what you know, but by who you know. Rattlers are diverse, powerful, and influential people. By attending alumni functions you have the opportunity to interact with fellow Rattlers who can help you find a job, develop your career, or generate business opportunities for your current job. Any given gathering you might meet a Rattler who can help you buy a house, invest your money, or find a spouse.
  • Fellowship
    Alumni members are true friends. We are family. We break bread together, laugh together, and share personal stories of triumph and loss. We support each other in times of need and give good counsel in times of uncertainty.

Most importantly, by becoming a paid member, you are paying it forward for the next generation of Rattlers. You are also doing your part to ensure that FAMU remains the top choice for students seeking high education.

Membership Benefits

Membership has its privileges! As a member of the alumni association, you can take advantage of:

  • Discounts on major car rentals
  • Discounts on selected hotels nationwide
  • Eligibility for membership in the FAMU Federal Credit Union
  • Hotel reservation priority for FAMU sporting events
  • Additional Discounts

All members receive:

  • An Alumni Membership card
  • A distinctive lapel pin