What is Mensa? 

was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities. 

"Mensa" means "Table" in Latin, with the idea that once someone joins the group, everyone is of equal status no matter who they are, or what they do for a living. 

Even the traditional "President" position within most clubs has been modified to "LocSec" (or Local Secretary) to cut down on the status implications. All local officers and position holders are unpaid volunteers 

For more information: American Mensa.

New Gifted Youth Coordinator

Mensa Alaska has a new Gifted Youth Coordinator: Anton Kulchitsky of Fairbanks has volunteered for this important position.  Intelligent young Alaskans have an awesome guy in their corner now!  Please wish him well!
Passing this test won't qualify you to get into Mensa, but you can try it and see how you might do on the actual test. Results are confidential.

Please Review and Update Your Privacy Information

American Mensa, Ltd. and its groups understand that respecting the privacy of their members is of utmost importance and, as such, agree to respect and seek permission before distributing member information. Please pay careful attention to questions 1-10 as they provide authorization to distribute information that you have supplied to American Mensa.

Anchorage Mensa's Saturday breakfast has been moved to Kay's Family Restaurant on Spenard Road and Benson.

If you're in Anchorage on a Saturday and would like to participate in some good food and good discussions, please join us!  It starts at 9:00 a.m. Out-of-State visitors are welcome!  We enjoy hearing about new and different places.

2015 Mensa National Elections going on now - please vote!

For a few of the candidate statements, please go to our National Elections Candidate Statements page.