Alumni benefits

All graduates of any degree or certificate program automatically become members of the Metropolitan State University Alumni Association. Members of the Alumni Association have access to unique benefits through Metropolitan State. Any graduate of a degree or certificate program is automatically eligible for these benefits.

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual has partnered with Metropolitan State to offer alumni exclusive savings on quality auto and home insurance. You could enjoy valuable and unique benefits, including Better Car Replacement, Accident Forgiveness, Home Protector Plus, and their Multi-Policy Discount*. Call 1-844-803-8889 or visit Liberty Mutual to learn more or get a free quote. 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. Liberty Mutual supports alumni programs by giving a portion of the new policy cost back to the Alumni Association.

Volunteer opportunities

Metropolitan State encourages and appreciates alumni graduate participation in various activities. Alumni are welcomed as volunteers in a variety of initiatives:

The Literacy Corps is currently recruiting Metropolitan State alumni to provide literacy tutoring at inner-city schools, libraries and learning centers. Tutors may also choose to participate through a variety of programs that offer opportunities during the day, after school, evenings and weekends. Days and times are flexible.

Free tutor training sessions are offered to university students, faculty, staff and alumni. To receive an application, contact Awo Ahmed, literacy coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, at 651-793-1288 or via email.

Middle school/ high school campus visits

Metropolitan State University alumni can assist in the Middle and High School Outreach programs as chaperones, classroom assistance, designing, and lead fun age-appropriate workshops. The campus visits take place on Fridays from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. The students arrive in the mornings, participate in a campus tour, and attend fun classes designed and taught by Metropolitan State University students, faculty, alumni, staff, and community members.

We are seeking Metropolitan State University alumni to design and teach classes and assist as a chaperone or classroom assistant. Alumni can also participate in the student panel to give their perspective on life after university education and careers. The Metropolitan State University Youth Campus Visits are an excellent opportunity to give back to the community and cultivate and explore the interests of the future generation.

If you are interested in participating, contact the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at community.engagement@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1288.

First Saturday Science

The First Saturday Science program aims to engage the community's younger learners in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields with active participation and hands-on activities. The First Saturday Science workshops cover a wide range of diverse science topics to engage and teach youth in the community while providing a safe space to learn and engage with university students, faculty, and staff. Alumni are welcome to assist in the workshop or design and lead workshops (all materials for workshops will be provided).

If you are interested in participating, contact Beth Hinds at elizabeth.hinds@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1733.

Dayton's Bluff Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library Opportunities

Tutor at the Zone (Dayton's Bluff Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library)

Metropolitan State alumni can assist as general tutors, helping students of all ages with reading, math, computer literacy, and other general homework concerns. Participating as a Homework Help Center tutor provides much-needed help to the local Dayton's Bluff youth. The Zone Homework Help Center is always packed with children who need extra help with school work. The Zone also provides fun activities for the local youth, see the Saint Paul Public Library website for more detail.

The Zone Homework is open Monday–Wednesday from 4–7 p.m.
Open Lab is available every Tuesday from 10 a.m.–noon, community members can come in for a drop-in job search workshop.

  • Search and resume help.
  • FunZone open on Saturdays from noon–2 p.m.

Computer literacy

The Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul Public Library recruits university alumni who have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs for computer literacy and job search classes. The Saint Paul Public Library system provides technology education and training opportunities as part of the system's larger workforce readiness programming. Training will be provided for all volunteers.

The Zone is located in the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library, co-located with Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center.

If you are interested in participating as a tutor or would like to assist in the computer literacy program, contact Mai Vang, Homework Center coordinator at mai.ge.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call 651-793-1699.