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 includes library privileges at Drake University's Cowles Library and a calendar of events that may be of particular interest to RaySociety members.

Regular Membership

The annual membership fee is $50 per year which runs from July 1 through June 30. To join the RaySociety, complete a 2015-2016 Membership Form and return it to the address indicated on the form, ‌or call 515-271-2120 or email the RaySociety office at

Lifetime Membership

A lifetime membership is also available for a fee of $2,500. Lifetime members are entitled to attend all RaySociety courses without charge and they do not pay the annual membership fee. The total sum may be paid over a three year period. Monies collected from Lifetime Memberships help to keep the RaySociety operating in well equipped classrooms with appealing and topical speakers and programs.

University News
April 29, 2016
When Brytani Cavil addresses Drake University’s graduating class of 2016 as the top graduating senior, she aims to inspire more than her fellow students. She hopes to set an example for her two-year-old twins.