Alpha Eta Rho is a professional co-ed fraternity founded to bring together students having a common interest in the field of aviation. Whether you are aspiring to become a professional pilot, aiming to be involved in the management side of aviation, or just an aviation enthusiast, Alpha Eta Rho has a place for you.
Member Benefits include exclusive trips, official AHP memorabilia from the National Office of Alpha Eta Rho, references on the inside of the aviation industry, and a link to a network of individuals who have a passion for aviation and everything related to it.
AHP is a great way to meet new people with common interests in the aviation industry, and to build a network of contacts which will assist you in furthering your aviation career long after you have graduated. Alpha Eta Rho at Guilford Technical Community College involves students in both professional and social activities. Members can enjoy the benefits of enhancing their aviation knowledge and career opportunities, and participate in numerous social activities at the same time.
Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity is a professional collegiate fraternity founded to bring together those students having a common interest in the field of commercial aviation. Since 1929, the organization has fostered a unique bond among fellow aviators and aviation enthusiasts, and has aspired to uphold our longstanding motto of "Collegiate Aviation Leaders of Today... Aviation Industry Leaders of Tomorrow."
Alpha Eta Rho, the Greek letters which stand for “AIR,” came into being to fulfill a definite need of the time. On the campus of the University of Southern California in the spring of 1929, enrollment in aviation courses was surprisingly high. Faculty members as well as students were voicing the need for an extracurricular activity for promoting and organizing the unified interest in aviation.
Led by Earl W. Hill, Professor of Aviation at the University of Southern California, Alpha Eta Rho was organized on April 10, 1929. After receiving official recognition by the university, the first official election of officers was held on May 23, 1929. Under the leadership of Hill, Founder and National President for 21 years until his death in 1950, Alpha Eta Rho continued to grow in size and reputation within collegiate academia and the aviation industry.