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

Assist in the middle school and high school campus visits and create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for students at our Saint Paul campus. Local students have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State. The students arrive in the morning, participate in campus tour, register for and attend fun classes designed and taught by Metropolitan State alumni.

We are seeking Metropolitan State alumni to design and teach classes. Middle school/high school visits are a great opportunity to give back to the community, as well as cultivate and explore the interests of the future generation.

If you are interested in participating, contact Kelci Meade, youth outreach work study coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship or call 651-793-1296

Computer literacy

The Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul Public Library is recruiting 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 is provided. The Zone is located in the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library and is co-located with the university Library and Learning Center.

If you are interested in participating as a tutor or would like to learn more about the program, contact Awo Ahmed, literacy coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship by email or call 651-793-1288.

First Saturday Science

The First Saturday Science program was developed to engage the community's younger learners in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with active participation in scientific inquiry. Within an open lab setting, staffed by STEM college students and library staff, children and their families participate in active learning sessions that produce physical outcomes they can take home. The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship collaborates with the Dayton's Bluff Branch Library to select age-appropriate books for children that align with subjects like DNA, fossils and healthy soil.

If you are interested in participating as a tutor or would like to learn more about the program, contact the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship or call 651-793-1285.