Umbrella Organizations

Academic Clubs and Organizations

For good times with a smart purpose.

Accounting Society

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

Art Club

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.

Astronomy Club

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. 

Geology Club

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.

Investment Club

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.

Macroeconomics Club

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.

Marketing Association

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.

Pre-Dental Club

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.

Pre-Vet Club

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.

Academics

  • Greek Grade Report - Spring 2010
    • All Campus GPA - 3.26
    • All Greek GPA - 3.31
    • All Male GPA - 3.15
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.20
    • All Female GPA - 3.36
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.41
All Chapter New Meber Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.36 2.97 3.41
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.53 3.10 3.61
Alpha Xi Delta 3.49 3.42 3.50
Delta Gamma 3.49 3.35 3.50
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.39 3.34 3.41
Kappa Delta 3.33 3.20 3.36
Phi Mu 3.33 3.60 3.32
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 3.15 3.00 3.19
Delta Sigma Phi 3.26 2.65 3.31
Delta Tau Delta 3.25 3.27 3.27
Sigma Chi 3.38 3.26 3.42
Sigma Nu 3.10 3.35 3.05
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.05 2.99 3.06
  • Greek Grade Report - Fall 2009
    • All Campus GPA - 3.24
    • All Greek GPA - 3.32
    • All Male GPA - 3.12
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.18
    • All Female GPA - 3.34
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.44
All Chapter New Member Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.41 3.42 3.41
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.71 3.71
Alpha Xi Delta 3.57 3.23 3.60
Delta Gamma 3.45 3.18 3.48
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.41 3.17 3.44
Kappa Delta 3.42 3.28 3.43
Phi Mu 3.19 1.88 3.23
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 3.13 3.13
Delta Sigma Phi 3.26 2.92 3.29
Delta Tau Delta 3.19 3.54 3.17
Sigma Chi 3.30 3.30
Sigma Nu 3.10 3.24 3.08
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.11 2.80 3.12
  • Greek Grade Report - Spring 2009
    • All Campus GPA - 3.29
    • All Greek GPA - 3.29
    • All Male GPA - 3.21
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.19
    • All Female GPA - 3.37
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.38
All Chapter New Membe Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.35 3..06 3.43
Alpha Kappa Alpha 2.92 3.21 2.73
Alpha Xi Delta 3.45 3.19 3.50
Delta Gamma 3.35 3.39 3.35
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.39 3.43 3.39
Kappa Delta 3.45 3.26 3.49
Phi Mu 3.23 3.45 3.22
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 2.99 2.90 3.05
Delta Sigma Phi 3.24 3.11 3.27
Delta Tau Delta 3.14 2.79 3.26
Sigma Chi 3.29 2.94 3.34
Sigma Nu 3.16 3.02 3.21
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.26 3.14 3.31
  • Greek Grade Report - Fall 2008
    • All Campus GPA - 3.30
    • All Greek GPA - 3.34
    • All Male GPA - 3.19
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.22
    • All Female GPA - 3.39
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.43
All Chapter New Member Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.44 3.37 3.45
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.60 3.60
Alpha Xi Delta 3.50 3.48 3.51
Delta Gamma 3.40 3.24 3.45
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.41 3.29 3.42
Kappa Delta 3.47 3.44 3.47
Phi Mu 3.27 3.18 3.27
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 2.92 2.92
Delta Sigma Phi 3.36 3.49 3.35
Delta Tau Delta 3.28 3.24 3.29
Sigma Chi 3.37 3.37
Sigma Nu 3.07 3.36 3.05
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.34 3.63 3.33
  • Greek Grade Report - Spring 2008
    • All Campus GPA - 3.28
    • All Greek GPA  - 3.30
    • All Male GPA - 3.319
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.18
    • All Female GPA - 3.35
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.39
All Chapter New Member Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.43 3.34 3.45
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.11 2.35 3.21
Alpha Xi Delta 3.46 3.33 3.49
Delta Gamma 3.34 3.24 3.37
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.34 3.32 3.35
Kappa Delta 3.31 3.25 3.32
Phi Mu 3.28 3.20 3.29
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 2.96 2.69 3.04
Delta Sigma Phi 3.25 2.96 3.33
Delta Tau Delta 3.20 3.24 3.18
Sigma Chi 3.16 3.18 3.09
Sigma Nu 3.18 2.87 3.16
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.29 3.39 3.32
  • Greek Grade Report - Fall 2007
    • All Campus GPA - 3.24
    • All Greek GPA - 3.32
    • All Male GPA - 3.12
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.19
    • All Female GPA - 3.34
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.43
All Chapter New Member Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.44 3.27 3.47
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.48 3.48
Alpha Xi Delta 3.56 3.60 3.55
Delta gamma 3.44 3.51 3.43
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.38 3.06 3.43
Kappa Delta 3.34 3.36 3.34
Phi Mu 3.36 3.38 3.36
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 3.02 3.02
Delta Sigma Phi 3.29 3.29
Delta Tau Delta 3.26 3.26
Sigma Chi 3.23 3.08 3.23
Sigma Nu 3.12 2.97 3.14
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.25 3.04 3.27
  • Greek Grade Report - Spring 2007
    • All Campus GPA - 3.25
    • All Greek GPA - 3.28
    • All Male GPA - 3.13
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.17
    • All Female GPA - 3.35
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.36
All Chapter New Member Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.47 3.34 3.49
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.13 3.69 2.93
Alpha Xi Delta 3.44 3.45 3.43
Delta Gamma 3.31 3.27 3.31
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.42 3.40 3.42
Kappa Delta 3.26 3.46 3.23
Phi Mu 3.29 3.13 3.35
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 3.01 3.06 3.00
Delta Sigma Phi 3.25 3.06 3.31
Delta Tau Delta 3.24 2.96 3.31
Sigma Chi 3.03 3.01 3.04
Sigma Nu 3.10 2.81 3.19
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.34 3.13 3.37
  • Greek Grade Report - Fall 2006
    • All Campus GPA - 3.23
    • All Greek GPA - 3.25
    • All Male GPA - 3.11
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.13
    • All Female GPA - 3.33
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.35
All Chapter New Member Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.47 3.15 3.52
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.21 3.21
Alpha Xi Delta 3.33 3.05 3.40
Delta Gamma 3.29 2.92 3.34
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.36 3.29 3.37
Kappa Delta 3.32 3.11 3.37
Phi Mu 3.35 3.29 3.36
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 3.06 3.06
Delta Sigma Phi 3.35 3.14 3.39
Delta Tau Delta 3.20 3.20
Sigma Chi 2.61 1.18 2.65
Sigma Nu 3.10 3.10
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.36 3.28 3.37
  • Greek Grade Report - Spring 2006
    • All Campus GPA - 3.27
    • All Greek GPA - 3.28
    • All Male GPA - 3.15
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.15
    • All Female GPA - 3.36
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.38
All Chapter New Member Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.45 3.32 3.50
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3.16 3.10
Alpha Xi Delta 3.38 3.15 3.44
Delta Gamma 3.31 3.39 3.30
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.48 3.42 3.49
Kappa Delta 3.40 3.29 3.43
Phi Mu 3.26 3.12 3.32
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 2.99 2.82 3.07
Delta Sigma Phi 3.40 3.11 3.44
Delta Tau Delta 3.18 2.85 3.37
Sigma Chi 2.87 2.77 2.92
Sigma Nu 3.14 3.08 3.17
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.29 3.15 3.33
  • Greek Grade Report - Fall 2005
    • All Campus GPA - 3.28
    • All Greek GPA - 3.32
    • All Male GPA - 3.17
    • Greek Male GPA - 3.21
    • All Female GPA 3.36
    • Greek Female GPA - 3.40
All Chapter New Member Active Member
Sororities
Alpha Chi Omega 3.51 3.36 3.54
Alpha Kappa Alpha 2.82 2.82
Alpha Xi Delta 3.42 3.60 3.40
Delta Gamma 3.23 3.12 3.25
Kappa Alpha Theta 3.43 3.18 3.46
Kappa Delta 3.43 3.35 3.44
Phi Mu 3.41 3.11 3.42
Fraternities
Alpha Tau Omega 3.03 3.03
Delta Sigma Phi 3.32 2.79 3.34
Delta Tau Delta 3.29 3.29
Sigma Chi 2.92 3.08 2.91
Sigma Nu 3.25 3.50 3.24
Tau Kappa Epsilon 3.37 3.19 3.39

 

 

Albion Today

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.

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Albion-isms

The Stack regularly features performances and events.Here are some words and phrases that are unique to Albion.

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"A" Field

Short for Alumni Field, the site of the football stadium, baseball field, softball field, soccer fields, and outdoor tennis courts.

ACIS

Albion College Information System. This is the way to access your student account information online—including your grades, transcripts, and class registration.

Albionian

Our yearbook. The Albionian is produced by a crew of students each year and distributed over the summer.

The Alley

The local bowling alley, called University Lanes, located just off of the 124 highway exit at 16653 E Michigan Avenue.

Baldy

Baldwin Hall, where the cafeteria is located.

The Big Read

A month-long community reading initiative in October that is meant to bring diverse groups of people together and empower youth through a shared reading experience.

Black Squirrels

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.

Blues at the Bohm

A concert held at the Bohm Theater in downtown Albion where a new band plays every month! After the band plays, indi-vidual musicians take the stage and host spontaneous jam sessions. Great sound, great ambiance!

Bogar

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.  

Bohm

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.  

Briton Bash

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.

Campo

A slang term for Campus Safety.

Chapel

A nondenominational, student-led Christian worship service held every Wednesday night in Wesley Chapel.

CPO

Short for Campus Programs and Organizations, the office for all campus activities and clubs. The office is located on the 3rd floor of the Kellogg Center.

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

Drive-in Movie

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.

Eat Shop

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.

Euphonics

A student-led musical organization whose members sing pop and jazz a cappella music.

Family Fare

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.

Office of Intercultural Affairs (ICA)

Is the acronym for the Office of Intercultural Affairs, located on committed to social justice and parity. ICA partners with the campus and larger community to increase cultural awareness, cultivate diversi-ty, promote social justice, and create substantive intergroup partner-ships.

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!
Al-bi-on Rah!

Io Triumphe! also is the name of the alumni magazine, as voted on by the alumni in 1936.

Watch the video

KC

The Kellogg Center, our equivalent to a student union.

KC Box

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.

Kresge Commons

The big room in the basement of Wesley Hall—not to be confused with Kresge Gymnasium or the Science Complex's Kresge Hall.

KC Living Room

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.

The Loft

Also in the Kellogg Center, on the fourth floor.

The Mae

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.

Mary Sykes Room

Located in Baldwin Hall on the 3rd floor, along with the Albion Room, Briton Room.

Norris 101

The large lecture hall located in the Norris Science Complex, immediately left of the main entrance. It is also formally known as "Towsley Auditorium."

Off-Campus Programs

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.

Pleiad

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."

Quad

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.

The Recorder

The local Albion newspaper, published every Thursday.

’Relli’s

An easier way to refer to Cascarelli's, a bar and restaurant downtown.

The Rock

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?

Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)

A Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on their experience. The SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

The "S.E.E." (pronounced "sea")

Another lounge/study area in the Kellogg Center, located on the second floor opposite the Eat Shop.

The Stack

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 (SVB)

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."

Tiers

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.

“Twin”

The residence hall renamed Mitchell Towers in 2008, located behind Baldwin.

Union Board (UB)

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.

WLBN

The student-run radio station. Visit their website to listen live.

Application Instructions

Guidelines and procedures for applying for the 2017 P-250 Scholarship will be posted in the near future.

If you have specific questions regarding the P-250 Scholarship, you may direct your inquiry to .

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Project 250 Application Instructions

The Project 250 Award application is a paperless application. Please click the application link below to open the application as an MS Word document. Once open, save the document on your computer. After you have saved the application, please type your information directly into the application form. Remember to complete all sections including general information, activities, essay and references. After completing the application, save it once again for your reference. Please email and attach the completed application to the Office of Campus Programs and Organizations at .

 doc P250 Application

After sending the application, proceed to the Social and Grade release form. Download the Grade and Social Status Release From and return the signed release to the Office of Campus Programs and Organizations (Room 312 on the 3rd floor of the Kellogg Center).

doc Grade and Social Status Release Form

*Please download and print one copy of the Grade and Social Status Release Form. Please fill out and return this form no later than (request current deadline) to:
Campus Programs & Organizations
Albion College
3rd Floor Kellogg Center, Room 312
Albion, MI 49224

 

You must identify three persons who have agreed to serve as a personal reference. Once you have identified an individual and they have agreed, please direct your reference to the Reference Recommendation Form located on the P250 website. Personal references are also due on (Request current deadline). If a reference for any reason needs an extension, please have the reference contact the Office of Campus Programs and Organizations at, .

Briton Bash

Event Details

Briton Bash will be held Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM on the Campus Quadrangle.  Featured at the event is Albion College's Student Organizations.  New and returning students will have the opportunity to explore the opportunities provided by membership in these organizations. 

In case of rain the event will take place in Upper Baldwin.

Picnic Dinner

Dining and Hospitality Services will be providing a campus picnic during the Briton Bash. All students, including non-board students, can eat at the picnic for free with your Albion College ID.  Additionally, all faculty, staff and their families can eat for free too. Baldwin Hall will not be open for dinner this evening.

For employees wishing to bring guests, you will be able to purchase meals with Dining and Hospitality Services at the picnic. The price for guests will be $6.36 for each additional guest.

Organization Participation

Participation in Briton Bash is reserved for current Albion College Clubs and Organizations, Interests Groups recognized by Campus Programs and Organizations and Albion College Departments / Programs.  Due to limited resources, Briton Bash cannot accommodate outside parties, such as community orgainzations, businesses, politicial candidates and other similar organizations/causes.

Registration

All registered student organizations, interest groups, and are invited to participate. Registration can be found here.

Registration for academic or campus departments can found here.

Campus Programs and Organizations

Many interests, one place. Find your niche here.

Campus Services

Residential Life
This campus office oversees Albion's residence halls. The staff of "Res Life" make room and roommate assignments for incoming students, and help students with housing issues throughout the year.

Campus Safety
The Campus Safety staff handle parking permit petitions for incoming students. They also ensure the security of residence halls, and will provide you with an escort to walk back to your hall after dark.

Dining and Hospitality Services
Dining Services keeps the student body fed in Baldwin Hall's dining room. (Hint to parents: you can also contact Dining Services to have a care package sent to your student.)

Post Office
Located in the Kellogg Center, the Post Office is the place to check your mailbox, send outgoing mail, and purchase stamps. The Post Office does not have its own Web site, but the Student Handbook has more information on their services (look under the heading "Campus Communications").

Have questions? Contact us!

Clubs and Recreational Sports

Ski & Snowboard Club is an option at Albion CollegeLike sports? Join the club. Plenty to choose from.

Canoe Club

The Canoe Club has taken two trips a year since 1997, and we’re open to anyone with an interest—no skills required. (But be ready for an adventure.) In the fall, we head to North Carolina to compete in a triathlon. Yep, that’s a five-kilometer run, a one-mile swim, and a ten-mile canoe. And in the spring, we usually go whitewater rafting. We also volunteer regularly to clean up the banks of the Kalamazoo River throughout the city of Albion.

Albion College Cheerleaders

We promote school spirit, performing at varsity games and generally encouraging good sportsmanship on campus. The Albion College Cheer Team (ACC) is a club sport organization open to both men and women who want to support varsity athletic teams at Albion (and have a great time).

Equestrian Club

Interested in horses? Then you're in. The Albion College Equestrian Club is an organization open to the entire campus community, so you don't have to own a horse or even ride. Our group has two facets: a recreational club for members who don't wish to compete at the intercollegiate level, and three equestrian teams that compete in hunt seat, western, and dressage. One of the functions of the Club is to help fund the western and dressage teams, which are both considered club sports.

Frisbee and Disc Golf Club

Play, compete, and learn Frisbee and other disc sports. We’re a recreational club, and we welcome new members. You can compete if you like—competitions may include Ultimate Frisbee games or disc golf matches.

Hockey Club

Want to play against other local clubs, colleges, and universities? Hockey Club is where it happens. We’re a group of Albion College students who come together for love of the sport, and we regularly compete.

Karate Club

Martial arts. Self-defense training. And sexual assault resistance training. We cover all these things. We also provide competition-based training, and our members can go on to compete in martial arts tournaments. Visit our website

Intramural, Recreational, and Club Sports

Looking for intramural instead of rec sports? Albion has a wide range—everything from basketball to dodgeball to canoeing to Ultimate Frisbee. Find intramural sports here.

Ski & Snowboard Club

We’re focused on making skiing and snowboarding affordable. We also have a great time together on the slopes. Visit our website

Water Polo Club

We’re a coed club with a focus on teaching you the sport. Some teams train for competition through tournaments and games, and everyone has a great time in the water.

Community Service Clubs and Organizations

Because the point of everything
isn't me. It's we.

Alpha Phi Omega

A coed, national service fraternity at Albion since 1991. We focus on three areas—leadership, friendship, and service. You can develop leadership as an officer or member, promote friendship as a way of life, and provide service to humanity. And you’ll do all this with like-minded individuals from a variety of backgrounds. We’re open to all majors.

Best Buddies

We're an international nonprofit organization, and our mission is to match college students—you—with people in your community with intellectual disabilities. One-on-one friendships are the goal, and they develop through your commitment to spend time with your buddy on a weekly basis, as well as through monthly group outings. You can truly make a difference in the life of another person—many of the community buddies have few other friends. You’ll help them feel special and build self-esteem as you gain a friend and see into the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Child Ready Educational Activities Transforming the Environment (CREATE)

We live in a place where fun and learning come together. Where children pair with college students to learn about their world. Our focus is on culture and the environment, and we meet for after-school programs at the Whitehouse Nature Center. All majors are welcome.

Global Medical Brigades

Help for Honduras—that’s our mission. We take it seriously by fundraising so that we can provide villages with medical care, dental work, and medicine and take our annual summer trip, when we see approximately 2,500 people in a week. (You don't have to be pre-med to apply.) We take medical professionals with us. And it helps if you speak Spanish, but it’s OK if you don’t.

Habitat For Humanity

We work with the Greater Albion Habitat for Humanity to provide low-cost housing to families who need it. You can work side by side with Albion residents, serving our community as you build and renovate homes in Albion and the surrounding area. Visit our website 

The Nwagni Project

The Nwagni Project is an unofficial, student-run, nonprofit organization that focuses on education and community in Batchingou, a small village in the West African nation of Cameroon. We’ve raised over $25,000! And we put it toward building a new school in Batchingou. Now that the school’s complete, our next project is to create a clean water source for the schools in the village.

Service Project Appalachia

Spend your spring break doing a little "voluntourism." We hold fundraisers throughout the fall and winter to keep our costs down, and when spring break comes, we're off to the Appalachian mountain region. Our main focus is to help low-income families by doing light construction work on their homes. And at the same time, we become a tight-knit group and thoroughly enjoy the people and communities we serve.

Strength Beyond Strength 

Student Volunteer Bureau (SVB)

Are you a changemaker? Like to make someone’s day? Our enthusiastic, dedicated crew works to develop "service mindedness" in our campus and community. We also support the annual New Orleans trip, regular visits to Cass Community Social Services in Detroit, Walk for Warmth, Box City, and on and on. As Albert Einstein said: "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." Visit our website

Contact Us

Albion College Campus Programs and Organization Staff are here to help!

The Office of Campus Programs and Organizations is located on the third floor of the Kellogg Center.

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Summer Hours: Closed at 3:00pm on Fridays)

Campus Address

Albion College
Campus Programs and Organizations 
611 East Porter Street
Albion, MI 49224

Contact Information

Phone: 517/629-0433
Fax: 517/629-0930
E-Mail:

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Diversity Awareness Clubs and Organizations

Celebrate multiplicity. For a better world.

African-Caribbean Student Union

Relationships. Understanding. Awareness. We work to unite the sons and daughters of Africa and the Caribbean with those who are concerned and interested in the welfare of these regions. As a member, you’ll participate in constructive activities as you share the richness of these cultures. We also emphasize the major issues affecting Africa and the different islands of the Caribbean.

Asian Awareness Group

Our purpose is to celebrate and educate on Asian and Asian American culture. Join us for dinners in celebration of Diwali—the Indian Festival of Lights—and the Chinese Lunar New Year. Or for other cultural activities, like yoga, martial arts, and Asian films. Visit our website

Black Student Alliance (BSA)

Provide support. Eliminate racism, discrimination, and prejudice. That’s what we do. We’re here for the African American community of Albion College. Not only do we create educational programming to raise awareness and sensitivity, but we also sponsor Kwanzaa and the Taste of Blackness annually. You can find us in the James Welton House.

International Student Union

The International Student Union intendes to "bring the world together in Albion" through programs and meetings designed to show the international flavor of Albion's campus.   The group brings together Albion's international students and encourages an appreciation of international relations among Albion's American students.  

I-Space

Enjoy the international flavor of Albion’s campus at dinners, dances, movies, even meetings. We work to bring together Albion's international students and encourage an appreciation of international relations among all Albion students.

LGBriTS

LGBriTs work on campus to raise awareness and recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Yes, we’re political: we sponsor films, speakers, hall programs, panels, and other campaigns. But we’re also social, with outings to concerts, bookstores, speakers, and restaurants.

Organization for Latino/a Awareness (OLA)

Explore, experience, and absorb culture through language, traditions, values, and music. Our educational, cultural, and social programs are focused on building understanding of both local and global Latin American communities. We’re here to preserve Latino/a history and culture, and to share the significance of this heritage along with current issues.

Power

We're here to rally around women and women's issues on campus, both as a support network and a resource. Our main event is The Vagina Monologues, and it’s performed every other February. Other events include, but are not limited to: V-Week, a week of events leading up to The Vagina Monologues; women's shelter visits; self-defense seminars; women's outings; open panel discussions; female speakers; and women's sports attendance.

Secular Humanist Group

If you're nonreligious, we can help you develop ideas and skills for living in a religious society. We're an open forum and a support group for nonreligious students. Make life meaningful by helping others and building long-lasting friendships.

Umbrella

Umbrella is the governing body for all multicultural student organizations. Our purpose is to create a "safe space" where each underrepresented student population is supported. We also provide an environment where students can voice concerns, struggles, and accomplishments, and we educate the Albion community about the diversity of cultures and customs.

Entertainment Clubs and Organizations

Drumlines. Singing. Dancing. Theatre. It’s all big here.

Adrenaline

Who gets everyone pumped up at a basketball game? We do. Adrenaline is the winter drumline, and halftime and time-outs are just the beginning. We perform with other groups, play the music you arrange, and there’s always Day of Woden. You can audition for one of 15 spots. But even if you’ve never played drums before, no worries. We can teach you.

Bella Voce

Treble music, inventiveness -- that’s Bella Voce. We provide an alternative choral experience that explores all areas of music, especially the modern song. We like the kind of variety that teaches our members different styles and forms of a cappella music. And even though we’re fun and love music in general, we are serious about our art.

Albion College Dance Team

We participate in dance events and promote dance activities on campus, including a spring performance that features both student and professional compositions. We also sponsor guest choreographers, speakers, and performers. And we attend performances at other campuses and venues. Anyone (with or without dance experience) can join.

Albion College Dance Association

We participate in dance events and promote dance activities on campus, including a spring performance that features both student and professional compositions. We also sponsor guest choreographers, speakers, and performers. And we attend performances at other campuses and venues. Anyone (with or without dance experience) can join.

Dead Pinocchio Theatre

The Dead Pinocchio Theatre was created to produce experimental, innovative, provocative, and original pieces of entirely student-produced theatre, using either new text, new work, or otherwise unconventional theatrical devices.

Euphonics

We’re a student-led musical organization with three main objectives: we sing pop and jazz a cappella; we compose and arrange a cappella music (and we’re available and willing to perform that music); and we put on concerts that consist of popular and jazz-based a cappella music. After winning the Albion Battle of the Bands, we’re pretty popular—but we still have time for our multiple solo concerts. An audition is required for membership. Visit our website

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

The only men's professional music fraternity on campus. We’re about brotherhood and musical opportunities, and we stay really busy promoting and sharing musical excellence at the College. Visit our website

Albion College Players

Albion College Players is a co-curricular organization of the Theatre Department. We exist to stimulate creativity and foster artistic achievement in all the allied arts and crafts of theatre. All are welcome to join.

Sigma Alpha Iota

We’re an international woman's music fraternity, offering close sisterhood to women who are interested and involved in music. To join, you must participate in a musical activity for at least one semester each year. We encourage and promote music around campus and in the community, and we also raise money for our National Philanthropies. Visit our website

Union Board

Union Board, often referred to as UB, is a student volunteer council that works to provide entertainment programs for the student body. UB also administers the Bohm Movie Program, which allows students to see movies by showing their student IDs. Students are also given the chance to make a direct impact on their campus environment outside the classroom. Get involved by coming to an open meeting on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room.

Event Calendar

The Albion College Event Calendar can be found with other departmental/program calendars on the Albion College website. This is a valuable resource that allows faculty, staff, students, and external audiences to see events and other happenings on campus. Each listing contains the date, time, location and additional support information for each event/activity. The Campus Event Calendar is managed by the Assistant Director of the Kellogg Center. 

The Campus Event Calendar is only as good as the willingness of the College community to use it and submit items. Any event in which complete information is provided (and conforms to all other polices and regulations of the College) will be posted to the Event Calendar. If the event you want to book is scheduled at the same time another major event is occurring, you will be contacted and an attempt will be made to find a suitable date, time, and place for your program. The Assistant Director and/or Assistant Dean will work to resolve any conflicts which arise. Please keep in mind Albion College's policy toward programming is non-exclusive and mulitple programs occurring at the same time do frequently happen. The Kellogg Center staff will attempt to do its best to identify those programs that might be in conflict and/or might compete for the same audience. 

It is important to note that not all room reservations are automatically added to the Event Calendar.  Many times reservations for spaces are made before specific program details are available or they are events that are not of interest to the general campus or community public. Therefore, to ensure that your event does get listed on the calendar, it is best to submit your listing directly to the calendar itself. 

Submitting an Item to Appear on the Calendar

Current faculty, staff, and students may submit entries into the campus calendar. Your submission will be sent to the Campus Scheduler for approval. Once approved, your event will be displayed for all to see on the general calendar.

Events to be posted on the calendar should be intended for the larger campus or campus and community audiences. Announcements for club/organization meetings and other postings targeting a select audience should use other methods to inform their constituents. Please keep in mind that these postings can be seen by external audiences. If your event is limited to campus audiences, please indicate that in your event description. 

To submit an entry, open the Event Calendar using the link below. Once the calendar is open, scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the submit button. You will be prompted to use your Albion College username and password to log into the site. Fill out all of the event details in the boxes provided.  Make sure to click the "Submit Event" button when complete to send your submission to the Campus Scheduler for approval.

Event Calendar

Event Scheduling and Program Policies

Programming Assistance

Campus Programs and Organizations is available to assist students, clubs and organizations, and departments with programming related needs. CPO can provide tips, strategies and resources that can be helpful to the program planning process. Below are some resouces related to some of the most frequent issues that are asked during the program planning process. 

If your question does not fall within these topics, please feel free to contact the office directly at 517-629-0433.  You may also send us an email messsage using the Contact Us page.  

Resources

Events Calendar

Calendar Overview:

The Albion Event Calendar can be found with other departmental/program calndears on teh Albion College web site.  This is a valuable resource that allows faculty, staff, students, and external audiences to see events and other happenings on campus.  Each listing contains the date, time, location and additional support information for each event/activity.  The Campus Event Calendar is managed by the Assistant Director of the Kellogg Center.

The Campus Event Calendar is only as good as the willingness of the College community to use it and submit items.  Any event in which complete information is provided (and conforms to all other polices and regulations of the college) will be posted to the Event Calendar.  If the event you want to book is scheduled at the same time another major event is occurring, you will be contacted and an attempt will be made to find a suitable date, time and place for your program.  The Assistant Director and or Assistant Dean, will work to resolve any conflicts which arise.  Please keep in mind, Albion College's policty towards programming is non-exclusive and mulitple programs occurring at the same time do frequently happen.  The Kellogg Center staff will attempt to do it's best to identify those programs that might be in conflict and/or might compete for the same audience.

It is important to note that not all room reservations are automatically added to the event calendar.  Many times reservations for spaces are made before specific program details are available or they are events that are not of interest to the general campus or community public.  Therefore to ensure that your event does get listed on the calender it is best to submit your listing directly to the calendar itself.

Sumitting an Item to Appear on the Calendar:

Current faculty, staff and students may submit entries into the campus calendar.  Your submission will be sent to the Campus Scheduler for approval.  Once approved your event will be displayed for all to see on the general calendar.

Events to be posted on the calendar should be indended for the larger campus or campus and community audiences.  Announcements for club/organization meetings and other postings targeting a select audience should use other methods to inform their constituents.  Please keep in mind that these postings can be seen by external audiences.  If your event is limited to campus audiences, please indicate that in your event description.

To submit an entry, open the Event Calendar using the link below.  Once the calendar is open, scroll to the bottom of the page.  Click the submit button.  You will be prompted to use your Albion College username and password to log into the site.  Fill out all of the event details in the boxes provided.  Make sure to click the "Submit Event" button when complete to send your submission to the campus scheduler for approval.

Events Calendar

Face-To-Face Teaching Exemption

Section 110 of the 1984 Copyright Act does provide a specific exemption to the licensing of what is clearly a public performance and what is face-to-face teaching.

To qualify for the exemption, the showing must occur in a face-to-face teaching situation at a non-profit educational institution and meet all of the following six criteria:

  1. Performances and displays of audiovisual works must be made from legitimate sources, such as pre-recorded videocassettes. Copies made from illegitimate sources or broadcasts are not allowed.
  2. Performances and displays must be part of a systematic course of instruction and not for entertainment, recreation, or cultural value. The instructor should be able to show how the use of the motion picture contributes to the overall course study and syllabus. The course does not have to be a credit course, but must be one recognized by the institution and for which students must register.
  3. The instructors or pupils must give performances and displays from the same location in which it is being screened; no broadcasting from outside sources (such as closed-circuit television) is allowed.
  4. Performances and displays must be given in classrooms and other places devoted to instruction; library screening rooms, residence hall & student union lounges, rathskellers, and cafeterias do not qualify.
  5. Performances and displays must be a part of the teaching activities at a non-profit teaching institution. Businesses that conduct educational seminars and certain technical schools do not qualify.
  6. Attendance is limited to the instructors, pupils, and guest lecturers. Only students registered for the class may attend the screening. No fee specific to the screening may be charged.

 

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