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Alumni Participation Rate

What is it?

The percentage of alumni who give to EMU, no matter how small or how large the gift. For many years, EMU has had an alumni participation rate higher than the national average.

Why is it so important?

A high alumni participation rate for EMU’s University Fund carries weight in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges ranking. According to the report, there is a correlation between the most highly-regarded liberal arts colleges in the country and their Alumni Participation Rate for the school’s annual giving campaign.

In the end, a higher ranking in U.S. News & World Report means our alma mater is recognized as the excellent liberal arts college that we all know it is!

As EMU improves its alumni participation rate, the university attracts even more high-quality students; continues to recruit outstanding faculty; and improves key programs, while increasing financial support from foundations, corporations and other donors like you.

No matter the size of your gift, please consider making a gift to the University Fund this year. Your personal involvement can send a strong signal to your former classmates, your fellow alumni and to potential students and donors.