Membership in the Alumni Association is open to any former Penn student who worked for The Daily Pennsylvanian or any of its publications (or The Pennsylvania News) in any capacity. Becoming a member of the DPAA is free, and allows you to enter and update your own contact information, to receive periodic email newsletters to keep you up-to-date with your favorite college newspaper, to search our directory of more than 3,000 DP alumni (any way you want — by name, by class year, by city or state, by occupation, by company, etc.), to use a members-only discussion board, and more.
By making a small tax-deductible contribution, you can become a Paid Member of the DPAA. Your membership contribution helps to pay for these services to DP alumni, and also helps the DP directly. $10 of each year’s DPAA Membership goes directly into our Eric Jacobs Scholarship Fund, which helps students pursue their work at the DP instead of diverting their time to outside work-study jobs. The remaining funds from DPAA memberships goes to the DP for a specific identified need — such as replacing outdated technology, or providing scholarships to DP students we place in summer journalism internships — selected annually by the DPAA Board of Directors.
The basic annual membership fee is $35, but we encourage you to give whatever amount you are able to. If you already have a login to this site, you can pay your membership via our secure server by clicking here.
If you have questions about your membership, please write us at dpaa@theDP.com.