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

    If you are passionate about education and interested in volunteering with kids, check out the Alma College Education Club!

    The Education Club is a service-based student organization open to students from all programs. Our service projects typically include facilitating educational activities during Fall Festival, childcare for PTO meetings, literacy activities in our communities, and organizing fundraisers to support local schools. The Education Club also hosts events on campus for the college community during first-year orientation week. Club meetings occur regularly throughout the year, during which we invite guest speakers to share ways to thrive in the beginning years of a teaching career, provide career development ideas, and learn how to best support students’ diverse needs. As an Education Club member, you will enjoy watching TED talks with popcorn and pizza and even decorating cookies for the holidays. The Education Club has also sent members to conferences and presentations.

    Do you think the Education Club sounds awesome? We sure do! The Education Club is a great way to boost your resume, become connected on campus, build friendships with fellow education students, and further develop your passion for education. Plus, members get a t-shirt!

    For more information contact our club advisor, Dr. Brian Hancock, a

  • 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 faculty advisor Steuard Jensen.

  • Pre-Therapy Club

    The Pre-Therapy club is a student-led group focused on providing relevant information to Alma College students interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy. This includes information on what is means to be a physical or occupational therapist, what prerequisite courses must be taken, obtaining observation hours and the application process. For more information contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Brianna Harfmann.

  • 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 Mark Mills.

  • 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 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.