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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. 

Regular Membership

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

Benefits of Membership

  • 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

A lifetime membership include 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 the RaySociety or renew your membership at

or by completing our 2018-2019 Membership Form.

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