Membership Benefits

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Show your Ichabod Pride by joining the Washburn Alumni Association or renewing your membership. You'll receive numerous benefits as a member and be giving back to the University.

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Our new membership brochure highlights our benefits package and how your dues support the Alumni Association.

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Supporting students
Lucy and Sam Hesse

Membership dues support the Alumni Association scholarship fund, which has provided thousands of dollars to students through the years.

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The Ichabod
Winter 2014 magazine

Membership dues help support The Ichabod, the Alumni Association magazine sent to nearly 40,000 alumni and friends.

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Free After hours
Jennifer Sourk, alumna and member of the Board of Regents, with her son at After Hours.

One of the benefits of membership is free admission to After Hours, our monthly social. As a member, you'll enjoy free food and drinks while networking with fellow Ichabods.

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Free tailgating
Tim Bethel and Steve Cox tailgating.

Members of the Alumni Association enjoy free admission to our tailgates during football season. We serve hot dogs, chips, cookies and beer 90 minutes before every home football game.

2014 tailgate schedule
Your Turn

We've added more than 50 discounts in the past few months and will continue to. Do you have a discount in mind? Call us at 785.670.1641 or send an email to wualumni@washburn.edu if you'd like submit an idea for membership discount or benefit.

Giving back
Washburn 150 Forward logo

In October, the Washburn University Foundation launched its 150 Forward campaign, an effort to raise $100 million for the University. That support will fund the Welcome Center and School of Law projects, scholarships and much more.

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Supporting our events

Membership dues help support Alumni Association events, including Wake Up With Washburn and our Alumni Fellows and Alumni Awards programs.

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Local discounts

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As a member of the Washburn Alumni Association, you receive dozens of discounts from Topeka and Shawnee County area businesses.

We've recently added over 40 discounts, pushing the total number of discounts to more than 80, including more than 50 from local businesses.

You must display your Washburn Alumni Association membership card to receive the discounts.

Look for the sign pictured above in a window of businesses offering discounts to members of the Alumni Association.

Click on the name of the business to visit their website.

Topeka/Shawnee County restaurant and food discounts

  • AJ's NY Pizzeria: Free garlic or dessert knots | 1930 Westport Dr., Topeka | 785.861.7000
  • Annie's Place10 percent off your purchase (excluding alcohol) | 4014 SW Gage Center Dr, Topeka | 785.273.0848
  • Cheeburger Cheeburger: 20 percent discount (Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers | 2919 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka | 785.215-6550 
  • Chez Yasu French Restaurant: 10 percent off your entree | 2701 SW 17th St., Topeka | 785.357.1003
  • Cold Stone Creamery: Buy one "Like It" Create Your Own and get one half off | 1227 SW Wannamaker Road, Suite 100, Topeka | 785.215.8807
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit: 10 percent off your purchase | 609 NW Highway 24, Topeka | 785.215.8215
  • El Maguey Mexican Restaurant: 10 percent off your food purchase (alcohol excluded) | 2160 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka | 785.271.0009
  • Field of Greens: 10 percent off, including Business Box Lunches | 909 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.290.4733
  • Godfather's Pizza: Purchase a large specialty at regular price, get a medium one-topping for $3.99 | 1835 NW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, 785.233.3444 | 5300 SW 17th St., 785.273.0313
  • Goodcents: Any footlong just $5 (Limit two per membership card) | 4301 SW 21st St., Topeka | 785.272.4747
  • Health Food Mart: 10 percent off (does not apply to sale items, bulk special orders, appliances and discounted case items. Only one discount applies) | 1507 SW 21st. and Washburn | 785.235.9710
  • Henry's BBQ Grill: 10 percent off Combo One (Sandwich, side and drink) | 2047 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka | 785.845.9559
  • Monsoon Indian Grill: 10 percent off | 2040 SW Wanamaker Rd., Suite 104, Topeka | 785.783.7776
  • NOTO Burrito: 10 percent off your food purchase | 822 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.806.0604
  • Orange Leaf - Shawnee Lake: 20 percent off your entire purchase | 2841 SE Croco Road, Suite 7, Topeka | 785.861.7420
  • PT's Coffee Roasting Co. at College Hill: 10 percent off your purchase | 1635 SW Washburn, Topeka | 785.230.1889
  • Quizno's (southwest location): 10 percent off your purchase | 5967 SW 29th St., Suite 220A, Topeka | 785.228.1500
  • Southern Star Cafe: 10 percent off | 5900 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka | 785.608.2320
  • Taco Casa (Barrington Village location): Buy one, get one free beef hard tacos (excludes chicken and soft tacos) | 5656 SW 29th St., Topeka | 785.272.2174
  • The Break Room ... A Metro Eatery: 10 percent off lunch purchase | 911 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.215.6633
  • The Burger Stand at College Hill: 10 percent discount on food | 1601 SW Lane St., Topeka | 785.783.8900

Personal care and health

  • Altered Image Salon and Spa: 25 percent off retail | 1930 SW Westport Dr., Suite 4, Topeka | 785.228.2799
  • Casa Bellesa: 10 percent off services and hair products | 2500 SW 17th St., Topeka | 785.233.2371
  • His and Her Salon and Day Spa: 10 percent off services | 3311 SW 6th St., Topeka | 785.232.9724
  • Jazzercise (East Topeka): 50 percent off; join fee | 2033 SE 29th St., Topeka | 785.379.5400
  • Jazzercise (North Topeka): 50 percent off joining fee (in-center signup only. Not valid on website) | 1300 NW Highway 24 | 785.969.8567
  • Jazzercise (West Topeka): 50 percent off joining free | 5341 SW 22nd Pl., Topeka | 785.383.3831
  • Shelly Beemer, Massage Therapist: 10 percent off any service or gift certificate purchase | 2400 SW 29th St., Suite 134, Topeka | 785.250.7893
  • Sunset Nails and Spa: Two free nail art on purchase of gel polish, manicure, pedicure, full set or fill | 2603 SW 21st | 785.235.0807
  • Sunsations Tanning Salon: 25 percent off monthly unlimited tanning; 10 percent off all other products and services, including spray tans | 2025 SW Urish Road, Suite 103, Topeka | 785.228.1815
  • SunShine Tan: Discounted monthly unlimited tanning ($25 level 2, $35 level 3, $45 level 4, $60 UltraBronze) | 2601 SW 21st St., Topeka | 785.234.4563
  • Title Boxing Club: Two months free with annual contract; 25 percent off gloves and wraps | 1550 Wanamaker Rd., Topeka | 785.783.8811

Home and garden

  • 4 Girls' Garage: 10 percent off, including custom pieces (does not apply to handmade soaps or featured artist artwork) | 837 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.220.4129
  • Bedsprings and Burlap: 10 percent off | 4008 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka | 785.383.2871
  • ColorWorks Paint and Supply20 percent off retail price | 4410 SW 21st St., Topeka | 785.272.8818
  • Framewoods of Topeka: 10 percent off custom framing only | 3074 SW 29th St., Topeka | 785.273.5994
  • Jade's Design Alterations and Embroidery LLC: 10 percent off | 2861 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.408.5771
  • Lee's Alterations: 10 percent off | 2005 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka | 785.271.2185
  • Pinkadilly: 15 percent off purchases | 824 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.806.0604
  • Schendel Lawn and Landscape: 10 percent off Weedzero lawn fertilization program for new customers | 4707 SW 6th Ave., Topeka | 785.286.0015
  • Wheatland Antique Mall: 10 percent off any item valued at $50 or more, unless previously reduced or marked firm | 2905 SW 29th St., Suite A, Topeka | 785.272.4222

Flowers

  • Absolute Design by Brenda15 percent off your purchase | 629 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.266.7999
  • Custenborder Florist: 10 percent off your purchase (local deliveries only) | 1709 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka | 785.272.5322
  • Flowers By Bill LLC: 10 percent off all local purchases (does not include out-of-town orders) | 1300 SW Boswell, Topeka | 785.272.2749
  • Flower Market: 10 percent off any fresh flower purchase from the cooler display (excluding special orders) | 119 NW U.S. 24 Highway | 785.233.2418
  • Porterfield's Flowers: 10 percent off your purchase | 3101 SW Huntoon St., Topeka | 785.354.1707
  • Stanley Flowers Inc.: 10 percent off purchases in store for delivery in Topeka | 1300 SW 6th Ave., Topeka | 785.354.1751

Automobile

  • Eagle Auto Wash and Detailing Salon20 percent off | 2110 SW Chelsea, Topeka | 785.272.2886
  • Expert Offroad and Automotive: 10 percent off all labor or installation charges | 2500 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.232.7000
  • Expert Offroad: 10 percent off your purchase | 2500 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.232.7000
  • Kansas Tire and Auto: $5 off an oil change; $10 off any service over $70 (not valid with any other offer) | 1634 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka | 785.234.8671
  • Performance Tire and Wheel: 10 percent off any service | 1735 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, 785.354.1410 | 2000 S. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, 785.357.5116
  • Yingling's Auto Service: 10 percent off parts and labor on automotive repair (excludes oil changes) | 2525 NW Topeka Blvd., Topeka | 785.232.4451

Hotels

  • Capitol Plaza HotelDiscounted room rate of $82 | 1717 SW Topeka Blvd. | 785.431.7200
  • Comfort Inn: Varying discounts | 1518 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka | 1.800.230.4134 | Note: The code for receiving this discount is included in your membership packet. If you need help with the code, contact the Alumni Association office at 785.670.1641. 
  • Comfort Suites: Varying discounts | 6213 SW 10th St., Topeka | 785.246.6777 | Note: The code for receiving this discount is included in your membership packet. If you need help with the code, contact the Alumni Association office at 785.670.1641.
  • Econo Lodge: Varying discounts | 2950 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka | 785.267.1681 | Note: The code for receiving this discount is included in your membership packet. If you need help with the code, contact the Alumni Association office at 785.670.1641.
  • Holiday Inn Express on Wanamaker: Varying discounts | 901 SW Robinson Ave., Topeka | 1.888.465.4329
  • Quality Inn: Varying discounts | 1240 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka | 785.273.6969 | Note: The code for receiving this discount is included in your membership packet. If you need help with the code, contact the Alumni Association office at 785.670.1641.
  • Ramada Inn Downtown: Varying discounts | 420 SE 6th Ave., Topeka | 785.234.5400 | Note: The code for receiving this discount is included in your membership packet. If you need help with the code, contact the Alumni Association office at 785.670.1641.
  • Sleep Inn and Suites: Varying discounts | 1024 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka | 785.228.2500 | Note: The code for receiving this discount is included in your membership packet. If you need help with the code, contact the Alumni Association office at 785.670.1641. 

Dry cleaning

  • Hygienic Cleaners: 20 percent off services | 2930 SW McClure, Topeka | 785.273.0571 | 4801 Bauer Farm Dr., Lawrence | 785.842.8488
  • Village Dry Cleaners10 percent off dry cleaning (Not valid with any other offer or for laundry services, leathers and specialty items. Now offering free delivery and pickup service. Call or check website for details) | 2033 SW Seabrook, Topeka | 785.272.5283

Entertainment

  • Carnival Guy Party Rentals: 15 percent off services | 5604 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka | 785.560.4386
  • Gage Bowl: Buy-one, get-one free game of bowling | 4200 SW Huntoon St., Topeka | 785.272.1881
  • Great Life Golf and Fitness: $10 initiation fee, first months dues free. Single Fitness Only $19.99 per month; Single $29.99 per month; Family $39.99 per month. You can sign up at any of the follow locations and must present your membership card | Berkshire: 3720 SW 45th St., Topeka, 785.267.7888 | YWCA: 225 SW 12 St., Topeka, 785.233.1751 | Western Hills: 8533 SW 21st St., Topeka, 785.478.4000 | Lake Perry: 6506 Cherokee Lane, Ozawkie, 785.484.2339 | Shawnee County Club: 913 SE 29th St., Topeka, 785.233.2373
  • Sports Center: $1 off miniature golf | 6545 SW 10th St., Topeka | 785.272.5522
  • West Ridge Lanes and Family Fun Center: 15 percent off bowling, miniature golf and go-karts | 1935 SW Westport Dr., Topeka | 785.273.3333

Other discounts

  • Harrington Photography LLC: No sitting fee; 10 percent off any package except wedding; $100 off any wedding package (not valid with any other offer) | 806 SW 12th St. #14, Topeka | 785.233.3827
  • Ichabod Shop: Various discounts | Washburn University campus | 888.475.6360
  • Jock's Nitch: 40 percent off Adidas workout gear, 45 percent off Adidas shoes 20 percent off Addidas Washburn licensed gear, 25 percent off regular mechandise | 1801 SW Wanamaker Rd, Suite E13A, Topeka | 785.246.6888
  • Mulvane Art Museum Gift Shop: Various discounts | Washburn University campus | 785.670.1395
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (for members age 50 and older): $10 off the fee for the first course enrolled in each semester | Available at following programming areas: Manhattan; Topeka/Lawrence/Greater Kansas City; Hutchinson/Hesston/Newton/McPherson (includes Riley, Clay, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Johnson, Franklin, Reno, McPherson and Harvey counties) | 1.877.404.5823
  • Reliant Apparel LLC and BOHOmojo: 10 percent off custom apparel or retail purchases | 631 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka | 785.783.8622
  • Shawnee Animal Hospital: 10 percent off medical services and products, excluding food | 2113 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka | 785.272.3244
  • Tony's Jewelry and Repair: At least 15 percent on in-stock items (some restrictions might apply) | 5660 SW 29th., Topeka | 785.272.6550
  • Topeka Kinkos: 10 percent off your purchase | 2201 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka | 785.272.2500
  • Uniquely Yours: 10 percent of regular priced items | 2909 SW. 29th St., Topeka | 785.633.6724
  • Whitehall Fine Gifts: 10 percent off all items, 15 percent off special items | 3410 SW 10th Ave., Topeka | 785.354.7017
  • ... Worth a 1000 Words: 15 percent off package purchases | 1801 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka | 785.271.7000