Penn State Alumni Association

Founded in 1870, the Penn State Alumni Association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world, with over 177,000 members and growing every year.

The mission of the Alumni Association is to connect alumni to the University and to each other, to provide valued services to members, and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

The Association is comprised of over 300 groups, including Chapters, Interest Groups, Societies, and other affiliates.  The Emerald Coast Chapter is one of 16 chapters in the State of Florida.

As with Emerald Coast Chapter membership, you don’t have to be an alumna/alumnus of Penn State to join the Alumni Association, just a love of the University and pride in all things Penn State.  If you would like to join the Alumni Association, go to

To learn more about the Alumni Association, go to