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Top 10 Reasons To Join 

1. Show Your Trojan Pride
Membership in the
Washington, DC Chapter is all about pride - pride in Virginia State and pride in the ability to enhance the lifelong "Trojan" experience here in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. With so much to be proud of - in 2007 VSU was named the top public HBCU in the country among masters-level institutions; the fifth best public HBCU overall; and the 15th best HBCU, public or private in America - growth and recognition of the University ensures the true value and impact of a VSU degree.

2. Enhance the Public Image of the University
A stronger alumni presence within the Virginia State University Alumni Association makes a stronger university and ultimately increases the value of our Virginia State University degree. More people will see Virginia State as an outstanding school that produces exceptional graduates, like you, who involve themselves in their community and remain in contact with their alma mater.

3. Stay Connected To The University
Joining the Washington, DC Chapter is a great way to maintain a lifelong connection back to our beloved alma mater. Members of the chapter span diverse ages, backgrounds, professions, and interests, yet all have the same love for VSU.

4. Stay Informed
As a Washington, DC Chapter member, you will have an inside track on the latest news and information about the University and the Alumni Association through the Chapter's newsletter, e-mail listserv, and telephonic phone message system. You will also enjoy member-only feature located on this website.

5. Make New Trojan Friends
If you are new to the Washington, DC area, what's the best way to meet, reconnect, and/or network with fellow Trojans and former classmates? Give up? Why attend a Chapter meeting or one of our Chapter events/activities of course!

6. Opportunities To Recruit Top Area Students To The University
To remain among the nation's best public universities, it's vital that VSU attracts the best and brightest students. The Washington, DC Chapter does its part in recruiting top local area students by sponsoring bus trips to the University's Open House/High School Day events, attending local area college fairs, and hosting informational sessions.

7. Let Your Voice Be Heard
Joining the Washington, DC Chapter will give you a voice in the direction of the Alumni Association by sending a voting representative to the Association’s Board of Director meetings, which ultimately helps to shape the future of the Association.

8. Contribute to the Chapter's Scholarship Initiatives
A portion of your membership dues goes to support the Chapter's annual scholarship initiative of providing financial assistance to deserving high school students from the Washington, DC metropolitan area who wish to enroll at Virginia State. Century Club Members directly support the Chapter's Endowment Fund with their membership designation. Interest earned on this endowment will ensure continued funding for scholarships.

9. Make connections through participation
Each year, the Chapter hosts a wide-variety of activites and events to help connect alumni in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to the University and to each other. Examples of these events include our annual Scholarship Dinner Dance, Midnight Moonlight Cruise, and Summer Classic Golf-Tournament. Member dues support these and other opportunities for alumni to stay connected.

10. Help make a Difference!
By joining as a new member or renewing your membership you will help the Washington, DC Chapter begin new traditions, build and support our University, and improve the quality of life around our community. With your help, we together can make Virginia State Univeristy and the Virginia State University Alumni Association the strongest institution and association possible.

What are you waiting for? Make Virginia State stronger by becoming a member of the Washington, DC Chapter!