The purpose of Alpha Rho Tau is to inspire students at Hillsdale College to increase their output of independent studio art, to foster edifying conversation about great artists past and present, and, finally, to strengthen the artistic community at the college. Our goal is to encourage students beyond artistic involvement beyond what is required in art classes or for an art degree.
Alpha Rho Tau is Hillsdale College’s official art honorary. We are comprised of students from all areas of study that have shown a particular interest in the art community.
In order to be eligible for Alpha Rho Tau membership, students must have a full year of study to complete at Hillsdale College. Second, students must have completed, be currently taking, or be currently enrolled in for the upcoming semester, at least one are studio class or art history class. Finally, students must have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.