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Alumnae Association & Benefits

Photo of Alumnae House


The Alumnae Association of Smith College was founded in 1881 to strengthen the connection alumnae have to Smith and to one another. For nearly 140 years, this vision has been the guiding force behind the programs and services offered to alumnae. From reunions to insurance to the online directory, there are numerous benefits that come with being a Smith alumna.

“To further the well-being of the college and its graduates by increasing the interest of members in the college and in each other.”—AASC Mission

Alumnae House

Incorporated in 1931, the Alumnae Association is a vital organization that meets the needs of more than 53,000 alums worldwide and supports the Smith community’s activities throughout the year.



Alum Benefits


Alumnae may use the Smith College Libraries and borrow books in person with a Smith OneCard or a Smith library borrower’s card (please bring a picture ID). There is no charge for a borrower’s card, but it must be renewed annually. Alumnae also have online access to journal articles and e-books from JSTOR, Project MUSE, SAGE Knowledge and SAGE Journals. To access these tools:

Ainsworth/Scott Gymnasium

Visit the Smith Athletics website for alumnae benefits. Please obtain a Smith OneCard to purchase a gym membership.

A variety of insurance options are available to alums, students, faculty and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, parents, children and siblings. To find a policy that is right for you, contact Meyer and Associates at 800-635-7801. A licensed insurance professional is available, at no charge, to answer questions and provide customized guidance.

Auto, Home and Renters Insurance

Special rates are available to alums and family members living in the same household.

Life Insurance

Comprehensive policies for long-term protection are available at great rates. Coverage is available from $10,000 to $50 million.

Travel Insurance

Travel medical and trip protection coverage is available for individuals or groups, for personal or business travel.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Protect your assets while obtaining quality long-term care in the most appropriate and desirable setting.




The Smith College Office of Alumnae Relations online services are owned and provided by the Smith College Office of Alumnae Relations (OAR) and are designed to facilitate communication among alumnae for personal or college-related purposes.

I. Privacy and Security

The OAR will not sell or provide personally identifiable alumnae information to outside parties, except under special circumstances such as those set forth in this agreement, e.g. the OAR’s good faith belief that the law requires disclosure, and for the use of mailing program or service information sponsored by the OAR. All alumnae information is strictly guarded for use by individual alumnae and the OAR for personal and OAR-related purposes only.

The OAR has taken all reasonable precautions to secure the personal information available through the Online Community. The Online Community is housed on a separate, secure server and is password protected to allow access by registered Smith College alumnae and authorized OAR and Smith College staff only. Although this precaution attempts to protect any personal information available through the Online Community from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced any time information is shared over the Internet. Therefore, through one of the features of the Online Community, you have the ability to hide your information from being viewed by other Community members.

II. Policy and Guidelines for Proper Use

Participation in the Online Community is a privilege.

To safeguard the operation of the Online Community, the OAR has adopted guidelines and policies that are used by the OAR and Smith College to govern conduct, particularly conduct that occurs in an Online environment.

In addition to OAR and Smith College policies and guidelines, users of the Online Community must abide by the following specific rules and regulations:

  1. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting or duplicating any of the material is prohibited. You may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed on the Online Community for home, noncommercial and personal use only; provided, however, that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the Online Community.
  2. Use of information or communications available through the Online Community for any commercial, public or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services, cold-calling of any kind, mass-mailings for commercial purposes, or solicitations for religious or political purposes. Information available through the Online Community may be used for specific personal and OAR-related purposes only.
  3. Users shall not restrict nor inhibit any other user from enjoying any service on the Online Community. Posting of materials or use of language which in the OAR’s view is obscene, vulgar, abusive, defamatory, profane, threatening, harassing, hateful or otherwise offensive will constitute a violation of these policies governing the use of the Online Community. Additionally, users shall not upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus or any other harmful component.
  4. All aliases adopted by Online Community users are subject to approval by the OAR to ensure that the proper image is associated with the OAR.
  5. You also agree and understand that the OAR may preserve and disclose content/information if in the OAR’s sole discretion such is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with law; (b) enforce the terms of this agreement; (c) respond to claims that a user has violated the rights of third parties, or (d) protect the interests, property, safety of the OAR, its users, or others. Use of the Online Community constitutes consent to such monitoring.
  6. Neither Smith College nor the OAR is responsible for screening communications in advance, and neither the college nor the OAR will actively monitor the use of the Smith College Online Community. For this reason, it is essential that the alumnae users of the Smith College Online Community report any abuses or misuse of the Smith College Online Community to the OAR. If the OAR determines that a user’s participation in the Smith College Online Community creates a liability for the OAR or Smith College, or that the user has violated the policies set forth herein, the OAR reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take actions against the user. The OAR reserves the right to expel a user and deny a user further access to the Smith College Online Community if such user violates these policies or any applicable laws or regulations.