Benefits of Having an ASL Chapter

Membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda brings the camaraderie and prestige of America's only chapter-based honor society for non-traditional students. The benefits of ASL membership include:ASL Chapter Banner

  • The premier nationally recognized honor society for full- and part-time students.
  • Motivation for students to achieve academic and leadership excellence.
  • A distinctive, 60+ year established honor society with a full-time national office and staff.
  • Publication of a semi-annual online newsletter.
  • Chapter Councilors/chapter advisors for each chapter.
  • A forum for the exchange of ideas on activities and programs for adult students.
  • Enhancement of the image of lifelong learning at your institution.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • The uniting of outstanding students and faculty.
  • Availability of insignia pins, academic honor cords, clothing and many other items.
  • Esprit de corps among nontraditional/adult students.
  • Improved retention of adult students.
  • The recognition of the achievements of your adult students.

Procedures for Establishing a Chapter

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Alpha Sigma Lambda does not compete with, but serves as a reservoir for, senior honor societies.

This committee may draft the local constitution and by-laws for submission to the Home Office. Individual chapters of Alpha Sigma Lambda prepare their local constitutions and by-laws based on the minimum requirements stated in the ASL Constitution. It is necessary that membership requirements align closely with the national constitution.

A completed copy of the application form and a draft or the chapter's constitution may be faxed to 217-581-6697 for review by the ASL Executive Director. Online forms should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to alsiglam@eiu.edu.

Upon completion of any suggested changes to the application materials, online forms should be submitted by e-mail to alsiglam@eiu.edu. When sending printed forms, include three copies of the program catalogs with the application form and constitution.

Immediately after the forms have been submitted (e-mail or postal mail), a non-refundable fee of $375 must be submitted to the Home Office. This fee may be paid by check, purchase order or online by credit card.