What is the Growing Up Red Legacy Program?

There is no time like the present to start sharing your WKU experience with future generations of loyal Hilltoppers!

Smiling at the sight of Big Red, enthusiastically waving your red towel, and living the WKU Spirit are experiences all members of the Hilltopper Family can share

This program allows children to learn more about WKU as they receive Growing Up Red Legacy Program gifts, including a personalized red towel, a growth chart, a Big Red backpack, a piggy bank (it’s never too early to start saving for college), and many more special gifts just for legacy members!

The cornerstone of the program is the exclusive storybook, Big Red’s Spirited Adventure, which tells the story of Big Red’s friends looking for the WKU Spirit!

Who Can Join?

The Growing Up Red Legacy Program is available to all children, grandchildren, and friends of WKU Alumni Association members.  You do not have to be a graduate of WKU to join, but you do have to have the WKU Spirit!


New members will automatically be signed up to receive annual gifts from the WKU Alumni Association.  Children will also receive a birthday card from Big Red each year, as well as have access to Growing Up Red Legacy Program activities on the WKU Alumni Association website.

Annual membership is $10 per Legacy child, who must be sponsored by an active member of the Alumni Association.
You can also purchase a lifetime Growing Up Red membership for a child at a discounted rate of $150, and you’ll never have to worry about renewals.