Common Questions for Students
How do I become a member?
Induction into Alpha Sigma Lambda is done on an institutional level, meaning that each institution has their own set of specific criteria that must be met in order to receive an invitation to join. If your institution has an ASL chapter and you meet their eligibility criteria, then you should be receiving an invitation to become a member
Who do I contact to become a member?
If you have questions regarding membership criteria and eligibility, you may contact the chapter counselor at your institution. This information may be found in our chapter directory.
I was inducted and have not received my membership certificate, how do I get one?
Chapter counselors of each institution should be awarding a membership certificate and card to each new inductee. If this has not been awarded, please contact the chapter counselor of your institution. Individual students may not purchase membership certificates or cards, this must be done by the chapter counselor of the institution.
How can I stay connected with ASL following my induction?
What is the focus of Alpha Sigma Lambda?
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship.
What does Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society recognize?
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work.
Who is eligible for membership?
The Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society extends membership to eligible undergraduate students.
Are graduate students eligible for membership?
What are the qualifications for an invitation for membership?
Eligible undergraduate degree seeking students must have: completed at least 120 credit hours, including transfer hours; with 24 credit hours earned at your institution; and hold a minimum 3.2 grade point average.
How do I obtain an Honor Cord or certificate?
Honor Cords can be ordered directly from the Alpha Sigma Lambda online store (http://www.aslstore.org/product-p/0032.htm). The Membership Certificates are mailed to the member by the Chapter Councilor upon acceptance.
May I wear my Honor Cord at commencement?
Contact the commencement office at your institution for policies on wearing academic regalia at graduation.
What is the Scholarship application process?
Scholarship applications are posted on our website in January of each year. The applicant must complete the application and return it to the chapter counselor at their institution by the deadline date determined by the chapter counselor. The applicant does not need to be a member of ASL to apply for a scholarship. The only requirement is that the institution you are attending must have an active ASL chapter.