Despite a short delay for the much talked-about alumni ALL Card, the national alumni association has mailed 29,000 cards to former undergraduates. Instead of acting as an I.D. card, as it does with students, the ALL Card provides discounts and services to alumni as a further advantage to holding a Xavier degree.
“It’s part of the benefits of the national alumni association,” says Joseph Ventura, executive director for the national alumni association. “One part of our mission is to provide programs, services and value-added benefits that reengage [alumni] with Xavier. The card is one way we do that.”
The alumni association teamed with U.S. Bank, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Cincinnati Bell to create the card. Not only is the card free, but it gives alumni access to the Xavier library and discounts for the bookstore, athletic events, O’Connor Sports Center and on-campus dining.
It provides discounts to national retailers as well, ranging from auto insurance and Internet services to movie tickets and gift certificates. And the ALL Card acts as an ATM card for U.S. Bank members. If you didn’t receive your card, log on to www.xavier.edu/alumnicard. The University will issue a replacement within six weeks.