Academic Clubs and Organizations
For good times with a smart purpose.
Prepare for a career in accounting, and then network with reps from firms all over Michigan at our annual Spring Banquet. We meet regularly for discussions relevant to our field, so you’ll be ready to make intelligent, meaningful contributions. Learn more
We’re devoted to the visual arts. Actively. We get together regularly to make art and to learn from visiting artists—we often bring them in for lectures. And each semester, you can join us for off-campus trips to art galleries, museums, and more.
Sure, we look at the skies a lot. But it’s not all star parties and dome events (that’s where we use the telescope in the Observatory). You can also join us for movie nights, guest speakers, and trips to planetariums and other observatories. And you don’t have to know anything about stars to sign up.
Athletic Training Club
Our mission is to further the educational experience of members who are interested in the field of Athletic Training. We support members by providing opportunities for out of the classroom experiences that further their education in the discipline of Athletic Training. We also seek to educate the general public on the purpose of a Certified Athletic Trainer and promote possible career opportunities that exist for individuals in the field of study. We also seek to utilize the skills and knowledge of our membership to promote wellness in the Albion College and city communities.
Delta Sigma Pi
Be a part of a professional fraternity known nationwide for how it enhances the college experience. You’ll benefit from scholarship, socializing, and links to the commercial world. We also emphasize research and practice, because we’re always working toward a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture, and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
Ethnic Studies Scholars
If you’re passionate about ethnic studies, we’d love to have you check us out. We’re an intellectual group, dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge in our field. You’ll enjoy smart conversations with like-minded individuals, along with support for your academic achievement, research, and productivity.
We bring together students who are interested in geology for field trips (we like to learn in the field) and social events (we also like to socialize). You’ll also have a chance to give back to our community and spread the word about geology by visiting local elementary schools for educational outreach.
Learning about stock selection methods can be fun. And profitable. In 2012, we managed around $20,000. All of our profits are "rolled over" to establish a scholarship fund for economics and management majors. Besides meetings, we also take an annual trip to Chicago to visit investment firms and exchanges. All majors are welcome.
We like to take it further. So we practice macroeconomics outside the classroom, participating in things like group research on monetary policy. (Wow.) Academic readings and professional guidance are also part of our program, so if you’re driven and ready to learn, we’re for you.
We’re a chapter of the American Marketing Association—and we’re your link to faculty and business people who can help you prepare for a career in marketing. You’ll build valuable relationships and deepen your understanding of the field.
Model United Nations
We’re open to all students, and we like to travel. (Recently, it’s been to Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, and Athens.) There is no better way to learn about issues in international affairs than through UN simulations with other colleges and universities. That’s what we’re all about.
The club’s purpose is to provide programs that educate members about the field of dentistry and to allow members to network with each other regarding the dental school application process.
The purpose of the Albion College Pre-Veterinary Club is to provide programs that educate members about the field of veterinary medicine and to allow members to network with each other regarding the school of veterinary medicine application process.
What is Albion Today?
Albion Today is a daily electronic communication tool that allows students, faculty and staff to communicate information to other students, faculty and staff thru a daily distribution of information utilizing the Albion College e-mail system. The concept behind Albion Today is to compile information and send just one e-mail per day on announcement topics.
How do I submit items to Albion Today?
You may submit your information utilizing a Web form. To add an announcement, simply click the "Submit Item" box located at the bottom of this page. Fill in all of the information boxes and hit the "Submit Event" box when complete. After hitting the submit button you will get a summary of your submission, you must hit the Submit Event button a second time in order for you message to post to the database.
Keep in mind; the name of the contact person along with his/her e-mail address will accompany the event or announcement information. A message will not be sent without a contact name and e-mail address.
Please be brief and concise in your submission of information. One message will be sent daily and will include all messages for faulty, staff and students. Unfortunately, Albion Today cannot accept pictures, clip art, or file attachments. Please be sure to double-check your submission to make sure your information is complete. In the case of events, Who, What, Where, and When are important pieces for each entry. Also you should check spelling and grammar, as your message will appear just as you submit it.
Note: First time users will most likely encounter a security certificate warning. Those users using Mozilla Firefox as an internet browser may experience an error similar to "connection is Untrusted." To continue to use the Firefox browser, you must install the certificate exemption. For instructions please visit: http://www2.albion.edu/it/networking/175-configure-firefox-to-trust-albion-college-web-certificates .
If you are using Internet Explorer you will get a message that says "There is a problem with this website's security certificate." All you need to do is click "Continue to this Website." Once you click that option you will be directed to the Albion Today submission page. Keep in mind you will need to do this process each time you shut down Internet Explorer and restart.
If you are using another browser or if you need further assistance with the installing of the exemption certificate, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 517/629-0479.
What are the deadlines for submitting information?
Announcements will be sent daily at 10:00 AM. In order to get your announcement included in the e-mail you must have your announcement item(s) submitted by 8:00 AM the day the information is to be sent. Keep in mind you can submit items several days in advance so you don't have to wait until the day before or day of to submit.
Albion Today now has the ability to send messages on Saturday and Sunday. However, in order for a message to be sent on Saturday or Sunday, you must submit your item prior to 8:00 AM on Friday (the Friday before the weekend you want your message sent). No one will be available to approve messages on Saturday or Sunday which is why you must have your item submitted by Friday morning, 8:00 AM.
Please know that the Albion Today will be compiled and distributed only once each day. It is important you plan ahead to make sure you meet the appropriate deadline. If you forget to add an announcement or make an error, you will have to wait until the following day to make the correction. Only one Albion Today e-mail message will be sent per day.
*Utilizing electronic media, certain situations may occur outside the control of the Campus Programs and Organizations Office. If for any reason technology or other issues prevent the distribution from occurring at 10:00 a.m., the information will be sent as quickly as possible once the problem(s) have been rectified.
What if the information I submitted has a mistake?
You cannot correct mistakes in the announcement through the web site. To make a correction please call the Office of Campus Programs at 517-629-0433 and ask for an Albion Today editor. The Albion Today Editor will be able to delete the message(s) with the incorrect information. The person who submitted the information will then have to re-submit a new entry with the corrected copy/information.
Who can use Albion Today?
Albion Today is an internal communication vehicle and is not intended for use by members outside of the Albion College community. All items must be submitted by a current Albion College Student, Faculty, or Staff member.
Albion Today is not to be used for advertisements of external businesses or organizations. There are only two exceptions to this guideline. The first exception is when a department/program/student organization is sponsoring an event or activity that takes place at a business location. The second exception is when the event or activity is a co-sponsored initiative with an external organization. Even in those cases, the campus department/program/student organization must be featured prominently in the activity and listed as the event or activity sponsor. If you are not sure that an entry meets the above guidelines, please call the Campus Programs and Organization Office.
What are the guidelines for Albion Today?
Albion Today should be used to advertise upcoming events and forward announcements that the general population would find helpful. As with any other posting on campus, submitted items must be in good taste and conform to the expectations Albion College holds as an academic institution. No mention of alcohol may occur in postings advertising any event. Personal notices in general, and especially those listing “For Sale” as well as “Lost and Found” items, will not be approved.
Notices intended for a small population or to a particular group should also not be placed in the Albion Today. Organizations should not use Albion today to post weekly and/or routine meeting times. Please take the time to establish organizational distribution lists to communicate with other club and organizational members.
The Campus Programs and Organizations Office has the right to approve or deny submissions based upon acceptable use of the Albion Today information distribution and expectations of Albion College.
Is Albion Today the same as the campus calendar?
The Albion Today is intended to be a reminder of events and listings of up-to-date information. The Albion Today does not replace the campus calendar in any way. For a complete listing of events on a particular day, please view the campus calendar at http://www.albion.edu/calendar.
Here are some words and phrases that are unique to Albion.
The 115 Truck Stop, located at Exit 115 on westbound I-94. A favorite late-night haunt of students in search of classic truck stop food after a long night of studying or other pursuits.-->
Short for Alumni Field, the site of the football stadium, baseball field, softball field, soccer fields, and outdoor tennis courts.
Albion College Information System. This is the way to access your student account information online—including your grades, transcripts, and class registration.
Albion time: Most classes start at ten after the hour. So, when you say you have a nine o'clock class, it really means you have to leave your room at nine, not that class starts at nine. If someone says they'll meet you at "six o'clock Albion time," you know what time to show up.-->
Our yearbook. The Albionian is produced by a crew of students each year and distributed over the summer.
A unique species of squirrel found throughout the town of Albion. You can often spot black squirrels (some with blonde or orange tails) scampering around campus.
The theatre that shows first-run movies in downtown Marshall, just 15 minutes from Albion. The Bogar has two screens and shows a variety of first-run movies.
The theatre that shows first-run movies in downtown Albion, within walking distance to the College. The Bohm has one screen and shows first-run movies Thursday-Sunday. Special events occur on occasion and those occur on any day of the week.
An event where all the clubs and organizations set up booths on the Quad. You can sign up for new activities, see who is involved in what, and enjoy a big Quad picnic.
A nondenominational, student-led Christian worship service held every Wednesday night in Wesley Chapel.
Day of Woden
The last Wednesday of classes during spring semester. Dining Services moves to the Quad for a huge picnic, and you can play lots of fun games, such as the Velcro wall, laser tag, and human bowling. It’s not to be missed.
What does "Day of Woden" mean? Watch the video
Every fall, Union Board sets up a giant screen and speakers at the west end of the Quad near Kresge Gym. Bring your blankets and stretch out on the Quad to watch the show.
A short-order café and grill on the second floor of the Kellogg Center. The old Eat Shop, located where the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center Annex stands today, was torn down about 30 years ago. Two benches and a table from the original Eat Shop were restored by alumni and brought to the new location.
A student-led musical organization whose members sing pop and jazz a cappella music.
The local grocery store, located a short drive from campus on Eaton Street.
Festival of the Forks
The city of Albion's big celebration in the fall. It gets its name from the Kalamazoo River’s east and south branches, the site where Albion’s first residents settled. At the Festival, many countries and nationalities are recognized with booths featuring food and cultural items.
The Io (pronounced "yo")
This is an abbreviation of “Io Triumphe,” a yell written by the Class of 1900. Some of its phrases were taken from other college yells, some from a Greek play that had been presented on campus during that period, and others were borrowed from the poems of the Roman writer Horace. It goes like this:
Io Triumphe! Io Triumphe!
Haben Swaben Rebecca le animor
Whoop te whoop te sheller de-vere
De-boom de ral de-i de-pa-
Hooneka Henaka whack a whack
A-hob dob balde bora bolde bara
Con slomade hob dob Rah!
Io Triumphe! also is the name of the alumni magazine, as voted on by the alumni in 1936.
Watch the video
The Kellogg Center, our equivalent to a student union.
Your mailbox. Everyone has a mailbox in the KC, which you will keep the whole time you are at Albion. That way, your mailing address will stay the same all four years.
The big room in the basement of Wesley Hall—not to be confused with Kresge Gymnasium or the Science Complex’s Kresge Hall.
Short for the Langbo Living Room, the lounge located on the first floor of the Kellogg Center. It’s a popular spot for meetings, receptions, or just hanging out. You can enjoy a warm fire in the fireplace during the winter, or show off your piano-playing skills anytime.
Also in the Kellogg Center, on the fourth floor.
The newest apartments on campus, officially the Mae Harrison Karro Residential Village. The Mae was erected in 2001 in memory of alumna Mae Harrison Karro of the class of '31. This popular residence houses 56 lucky seniors.
Albion vernacular for the Center for International Education, the office which coordinates off-campus study opportunities both in the United States and abroad. The Center is located in Vulgamore Hall.
Albion College’s student news source, published in electronic format and available for viewing at www.albionpleiad.com. In Greek mythology, the Pleiades were the seven daughters of Atlas, placed in heaven by Zeus. In astronomy, six of the Pleiades form a bright cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus. In 1882, Albion students named the newspaper after the seventh, “the lost Pleiad.”
Most of Albion’s academic buildings surround a park-like patch of earth nicknamed “the Quad,” short for its official name, the Quadrangle. The Quad is the scene of pick-up Frisbee and football matches, outdoor classes on warm weather days, and graduation each May. If you’d attended Albion during the 1880s, you would have headed to the Quad to watch the football team play.
An easier way to refer to Cascarelli's, a bar and restaurant downtown.
A rock at the northeast corner of the Quad that gets painted almost daily. It was a graduation gift of the class of 1899, so just how big is the rock under all that paint?
The "S.E.E." (pronounced "sea")
Another lounge/study area in the Kellogg Center, located on the second floor opposite the Eat Shop.
Short for "Gerstacker Commons," the Stack is on the second floor of the KC. The third floor overlooks this commons area, a popular place for concerts, comedians, dances, eating, and lectures. The area with the wooden floor and balcony was originally the College's chapel, before Goodrich Chapel was built.
Student Volunteer Bureau, a "student-led organization that is responsible for supporting and supplying services to existing volunteer programs and assisting in developing new ones."
The six floors of shelves in Stockwell where all the bound periodicals are located. Stockwell originally was designed as a "closed stack" library, meaning that the stacks (tiers) were closed to the public. In those days, you would have asked a librarian for the book you wanted, and he or she would have gone into the tiers and retrieved it for you. If you find yourself getting lost in the tiers one day, remember that they were not built for easy access by the average mortal.
Union Board, a “student volunteer programming council that works to provide social, recreational, educational, and entertainment programs for the student body.” UB helps bring bands, comedians, and other acts to campus each semester.
The student-run radio station. Visit their website to listen live.