Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Association

Loyal Scot

Are you Plaid to the Bone?

Unleash your Carnegie Mellon University pride and be part of the exclusive recognition program for alumni and students. As a Loyal Scot you will be recognized for your deeper involvement in the university community, and we will help you stay connected to our Carnegie Mellon heritage, informed of the latest university news and activities, and in touch with your peers.

Just complete these four simple steps each year to be recognized as a Loyal Scot:

  1. Connect
    Loyal Scots verify and/or update their contact information each year so they can stay connected with Carnegie Mellon through e-newsletters, Carnegie Mellon Today and more. 
    Verify/Update your account »
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    Keep your contact information up-to-date via your online community account. By keeping your email address, phone number, and mailing address updated, you will stay connected with the university, fellow alumni, faculty, and students.

    A registered online community account provides you the following, plus more:

    There are other ways to stay informed through our many social media channels.

  2. Engage
    Loyal Scots attend Carnegie Mellon events each year or volunteer for the university. There are many ways to get involved.
    Learn about volunteering »
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    Whether you live in New York, Des Moines or New Delhi, you can still be involved in the Carnegie Mellon community. The Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association offers many ways for you to reconnect with your fellow alumni, students and the university.

    Note: A special tag will appear on Loyal Scot Eligible events and volunteer activities. Make it count — be sure to register or sign-in for all events and volunteer activities so we can record your Loyal Scot involvement.

  3. Give
    Loyal Scots make a gift of any size each year.
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    Make a gift of any size each year (July 1 through June 30).

    Make a gift today.

    It is your participation in giving each year — not the amount of your gift — that really counts. You can demonstrate your commitment to support Carnegie Mellon in the following ways:

    • Student Support: Help today's students follow their big dreams
    • Faculty Support: Retain and enhance our world-class faculty
    • Learn how to support the university's Emerging Opportunities
    • Our Facilities & Equipment must stay current
    • Support one of our Schools & Colleges
    • Learn more about our key Areas of Excellence
    • In addition to the areas listed above, you can designate your gift to any area of particular interest to you, student organization, fraternity or sorority, academic department or college, and more. For questions regarding gift designations, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at (412) 268-2021.
  4. Brag
    Loyal Scots show their Tartan pride. Click below for access to cool CMU digital swag!
    Download Tartan Pride »
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    Show your Tartan pride, anytime and everywhere!

    Okay, we're throwing you a bone — if you've met the other three requirements, you probably already show the world that you are "Plaid to the Bone!" Here are just a few ways to show your CMU pride.

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