Bellarmine Theatre is proud to house a chapter of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society (ΑΨΩ), an American honor society for participants in collegiate theatre.
Membership in APO is beneficial to you in a number of ways. First, as a nationally recognized honor society in theatre it maintains chapters in nearly every program in the U.S. This national recognition is particularly advantageous when applying for jobs. Potential employers know APO and what successful APO members look like. Additionally, APO members are qualified to apply for scholarship funds through the organization. Each year, the national chapter selects two members to receive funding toward continuing education. Finally, APO members here at Bellarmine have a number of opportunities including the ability to produce work as part of the theatre season (using program spaces, funds, and human resources). Students who take advantage of this opportunity benefit from the experience of producing/directing/designing their own production under the guidance of faculty mentors who can attend production meetings, several rehearsals during the process, and in general be a resource for you to use when navigating the complicated production process.
Membership criteria is listed below. We invite all qualified applicants to apply by contacting the APO faculty sponsor, Dr. Zackary Ross.
Alpha Psi Omega Qualifications
To be considered for membership in the Bellarmine University chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, students must meet the criteria as outlined below.
- Earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
- Have been active within the Theatre Department for at least two semesters.
- Have taken at least two classes from the Theatre Department.
- Make an active contribution to the department, its productions, academic and extracurricular events. Students must earn a minimum of 50 points, drawn from multiple areas as defined in the point system below.