Founded in 1941 by a faculty member at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, Alpha Epsilon Rho, the National Electronic Media Association, was originally an honorary radio fraternity called Beta Epsilon Phi. The organization “enhances the development of college students preparing for careers in electronic media industries” which includes web/internet technologies, broadcasting, mass communication, radio, television, cable, and/or film.
Alpha Epsilon Rho is united with NBS, the National Broadcasting Society and membership is considered inter-related. NBS-AERho connects students with practicing professionals; emphasizes industry ethics, diversity, and inclusiveness; and promotes opportunities for excellence in leadership, community service, and production.” According to their website, 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.”
In order to qualify for membership, students must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.25 and a 3.25 minimum GPA in all electronic media courses.
Celebrating its 68th year in 2020, NBS-AERho has over 85 active chapters in the US and over 41,000 members.
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