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About the RaySociety

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The RaySociety is a membership organization, open to all persons interested in lifelong learning. Learn more about becoming a RaySociety Member by clicking the link below.

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RaySociety Fall 2020 Catalog


Fall 2020 Catalog

The RaySociety provides opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural stimulation and growth. Browse the Fall 2020 Course Catalog.

Course Catalog

RaySociety Online Registration

Online Registration

Online Registration

To register for classes listed you must be a current member of the RaySociety.

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The RaySociety is led by members of the Drake Campus and community.

RaySociety Leadership

Announcement: Fall Course Registrations will open Monday, August 3, at 9 a.m.

Mission Statement

We are a volunteer-supported program of Drake University open to all persons who seek opportunities for lifelong learning. We offer an environment of sharing and fellowship that provides opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural stimulation and growth.

Drake University Then & Now

RaySociety Featured Course


Drake Then & Now

with Don Adams & Jerry Parker


Listen in as Don Adams and Jerry Parker discuss Drake’s student life then and now. Learn about the triumphs and challenges each has experienced, and how Drake’s mission to prepare students for successful personal and professional lives has been enacted during both of their terms at the helm.


Thursday, December 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom


I love being a RaySociety member because...

"The RaySociety is a community treasure. I love the breadth of classes offered, the amazingly talented instructors who offer their expertise, and the ways it connects me to vital issues and perspectives."

—Linda Appelgate, BN'90 GR'90

Contact The RaySociety


Tracy Beck

RaySociety Manager
(515) 271-1847

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

Program Coordinator
(515) 271-3452

Supporters just like you help to make a difference every day.