Athletics, student organizations, intramural sports, club teams; you name it, Adrian College has it.
Voted one of the top ‘Up and Coming’ colleges in the nation several times, it is a privilege to say that I am a part of the AC student body. However, despite the activities listed above, few people are aware of the honoraries and fraternities that exist on campus.
There are 16 different honor societies and fraternities that students have the opportunity to be a part of. These include: Alpha Chi (academic achievement), Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology), Alpha Phi Sigma, Beta Beta Beta (biology), Delta Alpha Pi (students with disabilities), Kappa Delta Pi (education), Mortar Board (senior leadership), Phi Alpha (social work), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Phi Eta Sigma (freshman academic), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), Psi Chi (psychology), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Theta Alpha Phi (theatre), and Alpha Kappa Psi (business). These organizations give AC a diverse educational culture that puts them ahead of other colleges in that it exemplifies their interest in every student’s education.
Having a school that is so devoted to academic excellence allows a student’s hard work and dedication to be rewarded in more ways than simply a letter grade. Becoming a member of these prestigious groups is a constant motivator for many students.
I am a member of Beta Beta Beta. I feel blessed and extremely privileged to be a part of an organization that recognizes me for my achievements within an academic department. Being a member has taught me that hard work does pay off and allows me the opportunity to meet with other students who are interested in similar career paths as me.
Kristin Toney ’11 was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi honorary society. She said that being a member of this group was a very rewarding experience for her.
“The size of the group shows how well Adrian College’s business program prepares its students. It also says a lot about how well the professors teach.”
Senior Kelly Eberhardt is a member of Mortar Board. She said that Mortar Board is a great organization for the college because it teaches leadership among students and emphasizes the importance of community service.
Lauren Rehe, senior, is a member of both Beta Beta Beta and Mortar Board. She believes that being a member of an honorary society is useful because it allows her to be a role model and mentor to underclassman that need guidance in their particular area of study. She said she strives to be the best in her field and hopes that by being a member of each society, she is able to inspire others to do the same.
It is truly a blessing to be a part of a college community that puts as much effort into its educational environment as AC does.