Professional Interest Groups
Alma College 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.
Alma College 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.
Contact: EducationClub@alma.edu or
Dr. Peggy Thelen 989.463.7202
Alma College 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.
Contact: Josh Daniels or
Dr. Steuard Jensen
Alma College 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.
Contact: Brittany Braun or
Entrepreneurs in Action (formerly Students in Free Enterprise or SIFE)
Entrepreneurs in Action (formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise or SIFE) is the Alma College chapter of ENACTUS, an international organization that strives to bring together university students, academic professionals and industry leaders in order to create change in the world through the positive power of business. ENACTUS is active on more than 1,300 campuses in 41 countries worldwide. Alma’s Entrepreneurs in Action is first and foremost a community service organization. The students who are selected for membership use the lessons they learn in class to impact their campus and community in the most fundamental and relevant ways. The group’s mission is to increase the standard of living in Mid-Michigan by promoting the principles of the market system through various educational outreach programs developed and implemented by dedicated Alma College students. The group has won 11 consecutive Regional Championships!
Contact: PresidentBenjamin King or
Faculty Advisor Tina Rolling
Integrative Physiology and Health Science Honorary
We function as an organization for the students interested in the physiologies and health sciences who have done well with their academics. We put on the annual 5K Matt Reinke Scot Trot Run/Walk every Homecoming morning as well as put on fun activities for those involved in the IPHS major, or those who think they are interested in it.
Contact: Sophia Hrutkay or
Faculty Advisor Dr. Maurie Luetkemeier
Psi Chi/Psychology Club
Psi Chi and the Psychology Club exist to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. We give academic recognition to our inductees and 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. Psychology Group Facebook Page and Psi Chi Website
Contact: Jeff Nielson or Emily Lambrix or
Faculty Advisor Dr. Gwyneth Beagley
Sigma Alpha Iota
SAI is the Theta Eta chapter of the national women’s music fraternity. The group is a sisterhood whose focus it is to promote the cause of music in our community and around the country. They have an invested interest in music, and to become a sister, one must have enrolled in a music class or be currently taking a music class. SAI sisters put on annual musical performances such as the Holiday Musicale and A Celebration of Women in the Arts. They do fundraisers for music education programs and support national philanthropies oriented at music support. To get involved, students can go to the monthly events, or come visit the SAI room in Bruske.
The United Health Professionals at Alma College 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.