Alpha Epsilon Rho
Admitted to ACHS: 2009
Founded in 1943 at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri
No of Active Chapters: 59
No of Alumni Chapters/Clubs: 83
Total Membership: 41346
Number of Regions: 1
PURPOSE: Members emphasize superior scholarship as well as creative participation in electronic media production and activity. Membership in AERho exemplifies excellence of work, demonstrated leadership qualities and service to the organization, the community, and the industry.
Individuals show a demonstrated interest in the field of electronic media (including web/internet technologies, broadcasting, mass communication, radio, television, cable, and/or film). Student members are affiliated with chapters found on university campuses or are members of the national chapter when there is no existing collegiate chapter.
ELIGIBILITY: Membership is limited to students who have completed three semesters or five quarters of full-time college work, in a college or university which is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting associations, grants baccalaureate or higher degrees and which provides or maintains some form of electronic media curriculum.
Undergraduate students shall not rank lower than the upper one third of their college class in overall scholarship as indicated by a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on all courses as well as a GPA of 3.25 in all electronic media studies courses (on a 4.0 scale).
Graduate students must meet the requirements for undergraduate candidates, based upon his/her undergraduate records or who have completed at least one year of graduate work, meeting departmental standards for satisfactory progress toward an advanced degree.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Activity on the chapter level includes programmatic events with speakers from the industry, local seminars and field trips. Distinction is conferred with induction ceremonies on the local and national level. An annual national convention brings together students and professionals for educational sessions and networking opportunities.
AWARDS: Competitive convention grant opportunities are available to attend the national convention and Society awards recognize accomplishments and leadership skills of high achieving members. Graduation regalia is available for students.
OFFICIAL CONTACT: Jim Wilson, Executive Director, NBS-AERho National Office, PO Box 4206, Chesterfield, MO 63006
Tel: (636) 536-1943 Fax: (636) 898-6920
Email: [email protected]