The W Club will shower more than seventy women with roses at the W Club Induction Ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at the University Church of Christ.
The W Club is an honors women’s club that seeks to inspire young women to mature spiritually and academically. Founded in 1920, it is the second oldest organization on campus.
“The W Club is a great opportunity for like-minded women to come together as a community,” said Dr. Caron Gentry, W Club sponsor and associate professor of political science.
At the ceremony, inductees will light candles with current and former club members. There will be a scripture reading, and about 100 guests are expected to attend.
About one-half of the women invited to join the club are inducted each year. This year, the club will consist of about 200 members.
To be inducted, Gentry said, the candidates must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and have completed 30 hours of coursework, in addition to two letters of recommendation and a membership fee of $20. Inducted members participate in multiple fundraisers, weekly Chapel meetings and luncheons. Members are also able to run for officer positions in the club, including president, vice president, historian, and treasurer/secretary.
“Being a part of the W Club has been one of my favorite things to be involved in here at ACU,” said Melanie Kirkland, co-secretary/treasurer and junior political science major from Lubbock. “The connections I’ve made and sisterhood I’ve formed with the women are indispensible. Being in the club is an honor and a privilege.”