Lewis University Alpha Sigma Lambda has Elected their First Student OfficersFeb 28th, 2013 | By richterh | Category: LEAD STORY
Congratulations to the following students who were elected into the following offices!
History of Alpha Sigma Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda is a nationally recognized honor society devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to the recognition of full- and part-time non-traditional adult students.
The founding chapter was established in 1946 by Dr. Rollin Posey, Dean of University College at Northwestern University, to recognize the accomplishments of those returning to academic pursuits after the close of World War II. Dr. Posey realized that a measure of encouragement and recognition accorded an adult student’s scholastic achievement at an early stage of his/her program could provide the thrust of desire to achieve his/her educational objectives. Dr. Posey founded a society, Alpha Sigma Lambda, to honor those dedicated adult students, who while adroitly handling their life responsibilities, achieve and maintain high scholastic standards.
Alpha Sigma Lambda stands as an inspiration to scholastic growth, is an invitation to associate with similarly motivated students, and is a builder of pride through recognition. The chapter serves as a vehicle for imparting appreciation for adult students’ academic achievements and contributions. Through leadership borne of scholastic and fraternal effort, Alpha Sigma Lambda inspires its candidates to give of their strengths to their fellow students and continues through their academic achievements.
Today there are over 300 chartered chapters throughout the United States. It is not only the oldest, but also the largest, chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time students.
To be eligible for membership to Alpha Sigma Lambda at Lewis University, you must be a matriculated undergraduate student, at least 24 years old, seeking your first degree, have completed 32 credit hours at Lewis University, have at least 12 credit hours in liberal arts/sciences (which may include transfer credit), rank among the top 20%, have junior or senior status (a minimum of 59 hours earned from all institutions), and have achieved at least a 3.7 GPA.