The membership of the organization consists of approximately 40 students chosen from the rising junior class. Current Athenians select new members during the spring semester. Membership is determined through an application process based on GPA of 3.5 or higher(twenty percent), extracurricular activities and essays (eighty percent). Extracurricular activities will be evaluated on the basis of leadership and service to Vanderbilt University and to the community.
Membership lasts from one spring term until the induction of the next class the following spring. There will be a one-time membership fee of $35.