Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to the recognition of nontraditional students continuing their higher education. The Society was established in 1945-46 to honor superior scholarship and leadership in adult students.
Today, with nearly 250 institutional chapters throughout the United States, ASL presents institutions with a truly prestigious opportunity to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence, while facing competing interests of family, community, and work.
For the nontraditional student, the Society stands as an inspiration for continuing scholastic growth, a builder of pride through recognition, and an invitation to associate with similarly motivated students. For the chapter institution, the Society serves as a vehicle for imparting appreciation for adult students' academic achievements and contributions. Also, the Society has been found to aid immensely in the recruitment and retention of nontraditional/adult students.
In the winter of 1945, Dr. Rollin B. Posey, Dean of University College at Northwestern University realized that measure of encouragement and recognition accorded to adult students at an early stage of their programs could provide the thrust to achieve their educational objectives.
To this day Alpha Sigma Lambda is not only the oldest but also the largest chapter-based honor society for full- & part-time adult students.
For more information about the chapter or about eligibility for membership contact Janet Langley.