RaySociety Membership

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

The membership year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Individuals are welcome to join at any time but must be a member to register for a course or activity. Tuition for courses is priced separately.

  • 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

  • Connection to a community of enthusiastic learners in a vibrant university atmosphere
  • Access to 60+ diverse courses from Drake faculty, community leaders, and experts in their field
  • 10+ lectures, activities and socials throughout the year at no additional cost
  • Drake University parking permit
  • Cowles Library privileges
  • Reserved seating at Drake's Bucksbaum Lecture Series
  • Invitations to Drake-sponsored events
  • Monthly e-newsletter

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 

Join or Renew your Membership

Join or Renew your RaySociety Membership by using one of the methods below.

NEW! Are you interested in volunteering with the RaySociety? Click "yes" under "registrant options" to be contacted with more information.

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RaySociety Membership Form 2018 to 2019
Event registration summary
RaySociety Membership Form 2018 to 2019:
One Year Membership
Two Year Membership
Three Year Membership
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