Alpha Epsilon Rho, founded in 1943 at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, is the Honor Society for Electronic Media students and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. AERho membership is inter-related but separate from membership in The National Broadcasting Society.
Members of AERho emphasize superior scholarship and creative participation in broadcast, corporate, and digital media production and activity. Membership in AERho exemplifies excellence of work, demonstrated leadership qualities, and service to the organization, the community and the industry.
Student members are affiliated with chapters found on college and university campuses. Those admitted to AERho receive a membership certificate, a membership pin and honor cords following initiation at the national convention. Honor cords may be worn at the member’s commencement and other academic ceremonies in accordance with policies of the member’s academic institution.
Applicants for membership in Alpha Epsilon Rho must meet the following requirements:
The student has completed at least the equivalent of three semesters or five quarters of full-time college work, in a college or university which is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, grants baccalaureate or higher degrees, and which provides or maintains some form of electronic media curriculum including broadcasting, mass communication, digital technologies, radio, television, cable and/or film.
Shall not rank lower than the upper one-third of his/her college class in overall all scholarship as indicated by a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on all courses as well as a GPA of 3.25 in all electronic media studies courses (on a 4.0 scale).
Is a graduate student who meets the requirement for undergraduate candidates, based upon his/her undergraduate records or who has completed at least one year of graduate work, meeting departmental standards for satisfactory progress toward an advanced degree.