Alpha Sigma Lambda

A Welcome from Our Chapter Councilor

In 1945 Dr. Rollin Posey, dean of University College at Northwestern University, founded the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society to honor dedicated adult learners who achieve and maintain high scholastic standards. As councilor for the Pi Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL), I share Dr. Posey's enthusiasm for recognizing the academic achievement of nontraditional students. Read More



What is Alpha Sigma Lambda?

What is Pi Delta Chi?

Who can become an Alpha Sigma Lambda member?

What is the membership criteria?

Does becoming a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda cost anything?

What are the benefits of joining Alpha Sigma Lambda?

Am I eligible for an ASL scholarship?

When is the next induction ceremony?

Where can I view photos of the induction ceremony?

Where do I buy ASL gifts and supplies?

What's going on nationally at ASL?

Contact Alpha Sigma Lambda

 


 

What is Alpha Sigma Lambda?

Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) is America's only chapter-based honor society celebrating the scholarship and leadership of full- and part-time undergraduate adult learners.

What is Pi Delta Chi?

Pi Delta Chi is Penn State’s University Park chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda.

Who can become an Alpha Sigma Lambda member?

Our University Park chapter is composed of World Campus students, University Park resident instruction students, and Continuing Education students at University Park, including those taking courses through our Lewistown (Pennsylvania) and Williamsport (Pennsylvania) centers.

What is the membership criteria?

World Campus, Continuing Education at University Park students, and resident instruction students from the University Park campus who meet the following eligibility criteria will be contacted directly by the Pi Delta Chi selection committee in spring semester regarding membership.

  • — you must have completed 24 credits in an undergraduate degree program from World Campus, Continuing Education at University Park, or through resident instruction at the University Park campus
  • — at least 12 of your total credits should be earned in courses from the College of the Liberal Arts or deemed by the University as liberal arts courses via the transfer process
  • — you must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 (Once you are inducted into membership, you are a lifetime member — even if your GPA drops below 3.5.)
  • — you must be in the highest 20 percent of students who meet the above criteria

Does becoming a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda cost anything?

Students are not required to pay a fee to become a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda. Once you are a member, you have a free, lifetime membership.

What are the benefits of joining Alpha Sigma Lambda?

  • — become a part of a 60-year tradition of academic and leadership excellence
  • — gain access to scholarship opportunities through Alpha Sigma Lambda
  • — celebrate your academic achievement
  • — have an opportunity to participate in our annual induction ceremony on the University Park campus

Am I eligible for an ASL scholarship?

Alpha Sigma Lambda offers scholarships at the national level. Find out more about scholarship eligibility and how to apply.

When is the next induction ceremony?

We proudly host an annual induction ceremony and celebratory reception at the end of the spring semester for our new members, their family, and friends. Students who are unable to travel to the University Park campus for the ceremony are inducted at a distance.

I attended the induction ceremony. Where can I view the photos?

You can view the photos of past induction ceremonies on our Flickr page.

Where do I buy ASL gifts and supplies?

You can choose from an assortment of gifts and supplies available through the Alpha Sigma Lambda store, including academic regalia, jewelry items (ASL pins, charms, and more), and clothing (ASL polos and sweatshirts). Money earned from the sale of ASL products is used to help fund scholarships.

What's going on nationally at ASL?

Find out what's going on nationally and at various chapters through Midnight Oil, ASL's online newsletter designated for ASL chapters and members.

Contact us

Contact us for more information on Alpha Sigma Lambda and Pi Delta Chi.

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