Frequently Asked Questions About The Smith College Club of NYC


Are there different levels of membership?

Yes, we have levels based on graduation year. Membership is free for the most recent graduating class and for current Smith students, with membership fees thereafter ranging from $30 to $75. Additional enhanced levels of support are available through our Bass Benefactors, Paradise Patrons and Sophia NYC Society levels, which allow members to bring guests to one or more events.


What do I receive for becoming a member?

Members enjoy free admission to our annual membership party, holiday celebration and annual faculty lecture, as well as receive discounts to events throughout the year. If you attend 2-3 Club events a year, membership pays for itself.  In addition to many networking and social opportunities, we offer some events only to members.

Members also have the benefit of exclusive access to our Member Directory, which provides access to Club members and networking opportunities.


Can I attend Smith Club events if I am not a member?

Yes, you can – but we do hope you’ll consider joining! The majority of our events are open to everyone; when registering, choose the Non-Member rate. 


When does my membership expire? 

Membership is valid for an entire year and runs on a rolling basis starting from the date you join or renew. For instance, a membership purchased in January will expire the following January. As a result, members can join the Club anytime during the year and will receive a full 12 months of membership benefits.


How can I join as a member?

You can join as a member of the Smith College Club of NYC through the Club’s website.  The Club needs to verify your Smith alumna status and class year before your membership is approved so please ensure that you visible on the College’s Alumnae Directory.  If you have any trouble with the online membership process, the Club’s administrator will be pleased to assist you on the phone or by email.


Is my membership transferable?

Membership is only for the individual who purchases the membership and is non-transferable.  Special member events are only open to current members of the Smith College Club of NYC.


Can I still be involved with the Club, if I cannot financially afford to be a member?

The Smith College Club of NYC offers a wide array of events, including some that are free or at a minimal cost – and many that are less than other social or entertainment activities in the city.  Pricing is based on year of graduation. We do hope that you will consider joining as a member!


Can I join as a member of other clubs?

Smith alumna were recently invited to join the the Williams Club / Penn Club. The clubs offers a wide range of benefits, including dining, overnight accommodations, and athletic facilities to name a few.  If you are interested in joining the Penn Club, as a Smith College affiliate, please contact the Penn Club directly.