Varsity "A" Association Mission
The mission of the Varsity "A" Association is to nurture the legacy, tradition, and values that come from participation in intercollegiate athletics. Through a strong, active membership of the "A" award winners and by the financial and other support for The University of Akron, we champion an environment of academic and athletic excellence for all who wear the blue and gold.
What is the Varsity "A" Association?
The University of Akron Varsity "A" Association is an organization for former Zips student-athletes. It provides the opportunity for past letterwinners to maintain relationships across different sports, generations, and geographical locations, allowing them to remain actively involved in Zips Athletics.
How Does Varsity "A" Support Zips Athletics?
- Presents fifth-year scholarships to student-athletes
- Provides all letterwinner gifts to student-athletes
- Hosts reunions and special events
- Creates a society of former student-athletes for networking, mentoring, and reconnecting with one another
- Provides for team travel, recruiting funds, additional equipment, and other upgrades not supported by the Athletics Department's budget
What are the Membership Benefits?
- Discounted season tickets for men's basketball, women's basketball, football, men's soccer, women's soccer, and volleyball
- Pregame access during football season to the Huntington Club Level for the Varsity "A" Tailgate Buffet ($15 for member and up to three (3) guests--$20 value)
- Invitations to alumni reunions and special events, including the annual University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame Banquet.
Recent Graduate – Free
Free to all letterwinners that completed their degree in the Fall, Spring or Summer of the previous academic year
Annual – $35
Includes all member benefits
Varsity Annual – $400
Includes all member benefits. Varsity dues include a generous donation that supports the Varsity "A" operations and free admittance for two (2) to all Varsity "A" events
Lifetime – $2,500
Lifetime membership is payable over three (3) years and includes all member benefits. Lifetime memberships support the Varsity "A" Fifth-Year Scholarship Awards.
Alumni Locker Legacy – $1,500
Plaque to be mounted in your sports locker for current and future Zips student-athletes to see your support along with a duplicate plaque for you to display at home.
Donations to the Varsity "A" Association are greatly appreciated. Your donations support the many important Varsity "A" projects, including fifth-year scholarship aid, letterwinners awards, and purchasing of special equipment or other needs not supported by the Athletics Department's budget.