Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Two student organizations support studies in the School of Actuarial Science and Risk Managment:  Drake Actuarial Student Society (DASS) and Gamma Iota Sigma.  You can learn about about DASS by visiting their FaceBook page at  Gamma Iota Sigma also maintains a Face Book page at and a more formal chapter page at

There are more than 160 other student organizations on campus, and several actuarial science and business-specific groups. Students in these groups host professional speakers, volunteer in the community, and hold social activities. You may also join a number of professional coed business and/or honor fraternities. For more information about campus clubs and organizations, visit

Adams Bowers Actuarial Education Center

To be an actuary, you must pass a series of exams, and the School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management will prepare you for the first five of these tests. The Adams Bowers Actuarial Education Center, located in the lower level of Aliber Hall, has resources to assist your exam preparation, including textbooks, DVDs, and study guides. The Center continues to be a hub of student study activity in the College, with comfortable study spaces throughout.  You can find it in the lower level of Aliber Hall.  In addition, the center’s endowment provides reimbursements to actuarial science students who have successfully completed actuarial exams and fulfilled other requirements.

October 25, 2016
Drake University will host a panel discussion Tuesday, Nov. 1, on the topic “Are International Financial Institutions Still Relevant?”