Posted November 5, 2010 by Gillian Thiebe 

To Affinity and Beyond!

Who doesn’t shop or make reservations online these days? Some could say they do it a little too much, but who’s keeping track? Well … we will! The good news is that your shopping or traveling habits can now make a difference in the lives of your future colleagues.

ACUI has developed relationships with companies to allow you the opportunity to make purchases that directly benefit ACUI student programs through the ACUI Affinity Program

Hmm … what is an affinity program? 

In our case, the program is designed so that each time you make a purchase using the links from our website, ACUI will receive a commission

Wait … how am I making a difference? 

The commission that ACUI receives will go directly to the creation and enhancement of ACUI student programming.

Ok … what types of purchases can I make? 

ACUI has partnered with relevant companies both for your professional and personal needs. The following company links can be used to get started. Taking this one extra step to make your purchases through the ACUI Affinity Program can help grow the profession to which you have dedicated your life.

Travel Needs 


With more than 3,100 hotels in 68 countries, Marriott has something for everyone. Marriott's Look No Further Best Rate Guarantee is assurance that you will get the best rate when you book on Marriott's brands include JW Marriott, Renaissance, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, Springhill Suites, Marriott Vacation Club International, Marriott Executive Apartments, and Marriott Conference Centers.

STA Travel  

STA Travel, the world's largest student and youth travel agency, beats any price! Every day we're working with our partners around the globe to get you (student, teachers, and anyone under 26) the cheapest, most flexible flights and top-rated accommodations. Ask your STA Travel expert about discount flight options from your city to get you started on your summer adventures.


Find cheap airfare with no booking fees and travel deals on hotels, vacations, and car rentals.

Software Needs 

WhenToWork SM  

WhenToWorkSM Scheduling Program is the most advanced online employee scheduling software available. You can automatically assign your schedule shifts based on employee work time preferences. 

Recognition Needs  

Send flowers, roses, balloons, plants, gift baskets, and gourmet food from the world's #1 online florist. 

Shopping Needs offers a wide variety of products from books and magazines to music, movies, and computer software.


There is a new company being added soon, so stay tuned …

Keep coming back for more as ACUI is continually reaching out to companies to enhance student programming. Feel free to comment letting us know companies you’d like to see partnered with ACUI!

Gillian Thiebe

Gillian Thiebe is the SUNAPSIS Business Manager at Indiana University–Bloomington.


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