Why become a Whittemore House Member?
Here are just a few reasons why:
- Reciprocal relations with nearly 100 faculty and university clubs in the United States, Europe and Australia. Go to http://www.acuclubs.org/ for details.
- Rental of event space for your private events at a fraction of a sponsored guest’s fees.
- No tax on your private event
- Convenience of charging usage to your personal account or paying as you go by credit card.
- Numerous special member events priced significantly lower than comparable retail pricing.
Whittemore House has four classes of members: Active, Emeritus, University Trustees and Special/Eliot Society. Special and Eliot Society Members are non-voting and membership terminates when eligibility ceases.
Full-time or affiliate, or adjunct members of the Faculty or Staff of Washington University; or Staff who are no less than half-time exempt employees; or Faculty of University College with less than half-time appointments.
Emeritus status applies to full-time retired Faculty or Staff employees of the University only. In addition, Emeritus members must have been active members of the Whittemore House while they were full-time employees of the University and at the time of their retirement. If a faculty or staff was not a member prior to retiring, they may join by paying the initiation fee and monthly dues.
Washington University Trustee Members
Trustees of the University shall be entitled to membership.
Special and Eliot Society Members
Certain individuals and categories of individuals whose membership has been authorized by the Administrative Board. These include, but are not limited to: temporary or visiting faculty, those on leave or non-resident but otherwise entitled to voting membership, members of the Eliot Society, the President and Immediate Past President of the Women’s Society, persons selected by the Board for honorary membership, and individuals who have had a close, substantial, continuing, and beneficial relationship to the University.
Admission to Membership
Application for membership must be made on an official Whittemore House application, available at the Whittemore House or fill out the form at the bottom of the page. All applicants accepted for membership will be notified of their membership, and are considered members when all fees and dues are paid.
Dues and Fees
As of 7/1/15, the initiation fee of $120 is waived for Faculty, Staff & Eliot Society new members. Special Members and Emeritus Members are assessed an initiation fee of $120 upon becoming a member.
Effective 7/01/16, dues are $12 per month or $144.00 a year for benefits eligible Faculty and Staff and Adjunct Faculty. Eliot Society and Special Members are charged an annual fee of $360.00 or $30.00 per month. Emeritus Members are charged a fee of $25.00 per month or $300.00 annually. Memberships are granted for a minimum one-year term and renewable annually. Dues increase annually based on the Local-St. Louis Consumer Price Index.
Membership Application Form