Student Life

Professional Interest

  • Barrister Society

    Barrister Society focuses on preparing pre-law students for their future careers in the law field. The barrister society sponsors panels, visiting speakers, workshops, visits to law schools, community service projects and social events. In addition, the Barrister Society involves itself in philanthropic events to help promote the organization as well as better our community. Although the Barrister Society is a pre-law organization, all Alma College students are welcome to join and can benefit from being members. The Barrister Society is a great way for Alma College students to prepare for law school and have a good time in the process. Visit the Barrister Society Facebook page for more information, or contact the faculty advisor, Elizabeth Cameron, (989) 463-7226.

  • Education Club

    The Alma College Education Club volunteers to provide child care each semester at Luce Road E.C.L.C. during Parent-Teacher conferences. Club members also help out during Kids’ Night Out, an evening of games at Alma High School put on for children in the community once a month. In addition to its own activities, the club participates in other campus activities. For example, it has had at least one Up ‘til Dawn team for the past two years. The more students participate, the better their experience. To get involved come to a meeting; the Club meets twice a month. Meeting times, dates and locations, along with a little information about the club, are posted on the bulletin board just inside the Education bay. For more information, contact EducationClub@alma.edu or advisor Peggy Thelen (989) 463-7202.

  • Entrepreneurs in Action

    Entrepreneurs In Action was started in 1998, then known as Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE). This student organization (which is similar to BPA and DECA) is also an accredited Alma College course, and students that choose to participate earn 1 credit by signing up for BUS-150. As a member of this group, students work together to exercise free enterprise by managing and operating the campus café Highland Java. Students also meet once a week in class to work on projects that align with their mission, which is to improve the standard of living by promoting the principles of the market system through various educational outreach programs. Students take these projects to the regional Enactus competition to present on the work they’ve attributed to over the past year. Entrepreneurs In Action has a long history of success at this competition due to students’ interest in bettering the world around them through entrepreneurial and service driven practices.

    If you’d like to learn more about this organization, contact President Ben Thelen or Faculty Advisor Dr. Di Huang. You may find Entrepreneurs In Action on Facebook or Twitter and Highland Java on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

  • Healthcare Administration Professional Development Organizations

    HAPDO is designed to help students explore different health care opportunities, meet other students interested in the field and develop effective leadership skills to prepare them for a career in healthcare administration. This student-run organization creates opportunities to become acquainted with faculty and students who share an interest in the health professions. We bring health professionals to campus so students can talk directly to someone working in a career they are considering or get advice about graduate schools. For more information please contact advisor Dale Sanders or visit our Facebook page.

  • Physics Club

    The purpose of this organization is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics, the encouragement of interest in physics throughout the academic and local communities, introduction of students to the Society of Physics Students and the introduction of students to the professional physics community. For more information, contact Josh Daniels or faculty advisor Steuard Jensen.

  • Psychology Club

    The Psychology Club exists to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. We provide a place for those interested in psychology to congregate and find creative inspiration. Psi Chi and the Psychology Club support the Dr. Sonya Sheffert Memorial College Scholarship Fund at Alma College. For more information, contact faculty advisor Gwyneth Beagley.

  • Student Athletic Training Association

    The mission of the Alma College Student Athletic Trainers Association (ACSATA) is to promote and advance the profession of Athletic Training, encourage education and the exchange of ideas, develop and maintain professional relationships and improve the profession of Athletic Training at Alma College, the community and beyond. For more information, contact Brittany Braun or faculty advisor Phillip Andre.

  • United Health Professionals at Alma College

    The United Health Professionals at Alma College (UHPAC) is a group focused on helping students who are interested in the health field after they have completed their undergraduate studies. This is a group that was created for students by students and focuses on four main areas: Mentoring/Networking, Symposium, Volunteer/Clinical and Resources. If you are interested in learning more please contact the group’s advisor, Dr. Dale Sanders.