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Order of the Golden Shillelagh



In 1977, a group of dedicated Missouri S&T supporters founded the Order of the Golden Shillelagh. These founders realized that private support was necessary to maintain the high quality of education associated with the school since its founding in 1870.  OGS was conceived as a way for people to “pick up the shillelagh” to promote the welfare of the institution and encourage others to become members of OGS.

Benefits of OGS Membership

OGS recognizes and honors those who commit to giving a significant level of support to the university, and the benefits of membership are varied. As member of OGS, you will:

Receive special invitations to campus events including:

  • Formal OGS induction ceremony
  • Special campus parking privileges
  • Receive the Shillelagh newsletter and other campus updates
  • Meet other alumni and friends who are as committed to the institution as you are
  • Set an example of loyalty to and support of Missouri S&T!


OGS Giving Levels

Donors are recognized as members of OGS with a pledge of $15,000 or cumulative lifetime giving of at least $25,000 to the university or the Miner Alumni Association. In addition, OGS offers ten upper giving levels—called claghns.  Established to appropriately recognize those who continue to give at higher levels, claghn levels are based on lifetime giving, including corporate matches, pledges, estates and other documented planned gifts.  The gift of resources and time are recognized through the OGS celebration, the Shillelagh newsletter and the Honor Roll of Donors.

All gifts made to Missouri University of Science and Technology count toward membership in OGS.  Gifts may be designated for any department, program or university-approved area, or a combination of areas.

For more information about becoming a member of OGS, contact Sarah Jones, senior manager of donor relations at jonessarah@mst.edu or 573-341-6359

Join OGS through our online membership form

OGS Claghn Levels


Claghn of the Shamrock

$25,000 to $49,999


Claghn of the Claddagh

$50,000 to $99,999


Claghn of the Celtic Cross

$100,000 to $249,999


Claghn of the Blarney Castle

$250,000 to $499,999


Claghn of the St. Patrick

$500,000 to $999,999


Claghn of the Emerald Isle

$1,000,000 to $4,999,999

Claghn of the Dolman

$5,000,000 to $9,999,999


Claghn of the Hibernian

$10,000,000 to $19,999,999


Claghn of the Royal Tara

$20,000,000 or more


Claghn of the Horizon

Gifts made through wills and estates

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