Breakthroughs begin at Caltech because it is a different kind of university—one where a small community of top scientists, engineers, and students pursue creative ideas wherever they lead. By joining the Associates, you can take part in the discovery and innovation that will change the world.

A vibrant organization of more than 2,000 individuals, the Caltech Associates has proudly supported Caltech's pioneering research and education since 1926. Your membership directly supports aspiring scientists and engineers who are creating new knowledge, leading innovation, and shaping a better future for us all.

To learn more about the membership levels and benefits for the Associates, please download our brochure or contact us by phone at (626) 395-3919 or via email at caltechassociates@caltech.edu.

To join the Associates, please fill out the Associates membership application. You may return the application via mail to the Caltech Associates, Mail Code 5-32, Pasadena, CA 91125 or you may fax it to (626) 395-5890.

Honor Code

Membership No Solicitation Statement

At the heart of Caltech is its Honor Code, that "No member of the Caltech community shall take unfair advantage of any other member of the Caltech community." This principle has effectively helped guide and define campus life for over 100 years. Fidelity to the Honor Code strengthens our community built on mutual-respect and trust. A simple idea with far-reaching implications.

This code of ethics applies to the entire Caltech community, including students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the Caltech Associates. Adhering to the Honor Code supports and strengthens the Associates and Caltech community.

The Associates online membership directory is designed as a tool for members to make connections and build friendships. At no time should the Associates membership directory be used by any member of the Associates for commercial, personal financial gain or charitable purposes. It is also prohibited for members to share the Associates directory with non-members.

Uninvited solicitation of fellow Associates members for personal business opportunities, fundraising, to join other organizations, to promote religious or political causes, for the distribution of unsolicited marketing materials, or the posting of any notices or advertisements is prohibited.

Associates members forge lifelong friendships and connections and are cherish and valued members of the Caltech community.