Common Questions for Chapters

How much are chapter dues and when are they due?
 New chapter dues are $375, and then following this initial activation fee, yearly dues are $200. Invoices are sent out to the chapter counselor in the end of November each year and are due by January 1st of the next year. 

How long are the chapter dues good for?
Dues are good from January thru December of that same year.

How do I reinstate my chapter that is no longer active?
If your chapter has been inactive for longer than 2 years, you may become reinstated by completing the chapter application and paying either $200 for the current chapter dues, or $375 if you choose to order a podium banner and supply materials. Otherwise, the chapter will be reinstated once two years of dues ($400) are paid to the ASL home office. 

My chapter was just activated, and I am not quite sure what the next step is...
 The ASL website is an excellent resource to have your questions answered. It will also be beneficial to read through the ASL Constitution and By-Laws. If you need further assistance, please contact the ASL home office by emailing homeoffice@alphasigmalambda.org or by phone (217) 581-7106.

How do I choose a Greek name for my new chapter?
Once the new chapter application is received, a Greek name will be assigned to the chapter by the home office. If there is a name that is preferential to the chapter, a request for that name can be sent to our office for consideration.

How long does it take to activate a new chapter?
Once the necessary paperwork (i.e. the new chapter application and constitution) has been received by the home office, the process of approval takes about two weeks. Once approved, your institution will be notified by email. Once the new chapter dues are received, we will send out the start-up materials and order a podium banner.

How do I establish a chapter?
Go to www.alphasigmalambda.org  access the online application under the chapter’s tab.  Chapter approval usually takes up to three weeks. 

How do I submit new inductees and when?
New inductees may be submitted at any time or when requested at the end of each year by using the online template found under the chapter’s tab on our website.   Completed lists may be emailed to homeoffice@alphasigmalambda.org. 

How do I submit information for the Midnight Oil Newsletter?
Go to www.alphasigmalambda.org under the chapter’s tab to access the Midnight Oil Newsletter submission form.  Follow the instructions for completing the form and submitting a photo. Only chapter’s who completely submit this form and upload a photo will be highlighted in the Midnight Oil Newsletter. 

We have had a change in chapter councilors. How do I report this?
Complete and submit the change of information form under the chapter’s tab on our website. 

Our chapter has been inactive for several years. How do we re-establish our chapter on our campus?
A chapter may be re-established by completing the online application under the chapter’s tab at www.alphasigmalambda.org. If you have any questions, please contact our office by email at homeoffice@alphasigmalambda.org. 

I'm a newly appointed chapter councilor. How do I request a copy of our chapter's constitution?
A copy of the chapter’s constitution may be requested by emailing the home office at homeoffice@alphasigmalambda.org.

We need to make changes to our chapter's constitution. Who do we contact to make those changes?
Please contact the home office by emailing us at homeoffice@alphasigmalambda.org.  We will assist you in making these changes. 

I'm a new chapter councilor and need to be inducted so that I may induct others. How is this accomplished?
Once the chapter change of information form is completed and submitted to the home office, you will receive an email with the ASL Ritual and vita for you to complete.  Please return the signed vita before your first induction ceremony.