The Eastern Kentucky Alumni Association was organized on July 12, 1909 "when the 'diploma' class of that year met and formed the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School Alumni Association". Class president H. Dudley Starns became the first president of the association, which had seven charter members.
For the first time in many decades, EKU has entered into a planned period of growth and campus revitalization. To keep up with all of the improvement and building projects throughout the Campus Beautiful.
Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.