University Advancement

The RaySociety

Associated with Drake University and named after Robert D. Ray, one of Iowa's most beloved Governors and his family, the RaySociety is a lifelong learning program targeted to adults in the Greater Des Moines community and beyond. Members of the RaySociety enjoy a diverse offering of noncredit classes, insightful, behind-the-scenes community tours, and engaging campus socials.

The RaySociety is a membership organization, open to all persons interested in lifelong learning.

Prior college experience is not required, and courses taken within the organization are not for college credit. RaySociety membership is required prior to course registration. 

Membership Options

An annual RaySociety membership extends from July 1 through June 30. A fall and spring catalog will be issued to all members.

  • Annual membership: $50 per person
  • 2-year membership: $95 per person
  • 3-year membership: $140 per person
  • Lifetime membership: $2,500 per person (contact the RaySociety at 515-271-2120)

Membership Benefits

All memberships include:
  • Drake University parking permit
  • Cowles Library privileges
  • Access to free RaySociety events, socials, and special one-time classes
Lifetime membership includes the above plus:
  • No renewal fees
  • No standard ($30) class registration fees
  • 75 percent tax deductible
  • Option to pay in equal annual installments over a three-year period
  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Please complete the form below to activate your RaySociety membership. Each individual must enroll separately. Please call 515-271-2120 for information on lifetime membership.
Event registration summary
RaySociety Membership Enrollment:
One Year Membership (7/1/17-6/30/18)
Two Year Membership (7/1/17-6/30/19)
Three Year Membership (7/1/17-6/30/20)