Club CAFÉ: Rhodes’s student-run French Club, Club CAFÉ, is a vibrant group that allows students with an interest in French and Francophone cultures to connect campus wide, to reach out to the local Francophone community, and to participate in French-related cultural activities in Memphis. In the spring of 2010, Club CAFÉ members partnered with other campus organizations to raise $5000 for survivors of the earthquake in Haiti and made a trip to Memphis’s Playhouse Theater to see “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” The club sponsors the campus’s annual, well-loved “Stinky Cheese Contest,” gathers weekly for lunch and informal conversation at the “Table française,” and in past years has volunteered to teach French in neighborhood schools and contacted the Senegalese community in Memphis.
Pi Delta Phi is the French National Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities. The society′s mission is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and to stimulate and encourage French and francophone cultural activities. Each Spring, Rhodes College, home of the Nu Nu chapter of Pi Delta Phi, initiates new members into the society. Our Spring of 2012 initiates are: Annie Harper (′12), Sheerin Mehdian (′12), Anna Meyerrose (′12) and Claire Weinstein (′12).