Alpha Sigma Lambda Upsilon Mu Chapter
Apply for Alpha Sigma Lambda
Please fill out this application for consideration into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Upsilon Mu Chaper Honor Society.
Students must have an adjusted GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Student members must have a minimum of twenty four credit hours completed at KSU, excluding transfer credits.
At least twelve credits of total credits should be earned under the General Education Requirements.
Student members shall be selected from the highest twenty percent of the students who have twenty-four graded credits and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.
Must be 23 years old to qualify.
Dues will be a one-time $25 fee (upon acceptance).
History of Alpha Sigma Lambda
In the winter of 1945-46, Dr. Rollin B. Posey, Dean of University College at Northwestern University, realized that a measure of encouragement and recognition accorded an evening student’s scholastic achievement at an early stage of his/her program could provide the thrust of desire to achieve his/her educational objectives. Dr. Posey founded a society, Alpha Sigma Lambda, to honor those dedicated adult students who, while adroitly handling their life responsibilities, achieve and maintain high scholastic standards.
Today there are over 300 chartered chapters throughout the United States. The camaraderie, advantages and benefits of Alpha Sigma Lambda are its own best incentive for being. The Society not only brings together outstanding students and faculty, but also offers each individual an exposure to interests other than his/her own.
For the nontraditional student, the Society stands as an inspiration for continuing scholastic growth, and is a builder of pride through recognition. 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.
To this day Alpha Sigma Lambda is not only the oldest, but also the largest, chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time students. (Source: Alpha Sigma Lambda, "History" https://www.alphasigmalambda.org/about-asl/history/, 2016)
KSU's Chapter: Upsilon Mu Chapter
- To promote academic excellence amidst the special circumstances that often come along with being an adult student.
- To honor and recognize scholarship, mentorship, volunteerism and a commitment to social justice.
- To promote engagement of adult students in university sponsored events.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Upsilon Mu members will select one group community service project each year and donate their time and any fundraising to that project.
- Alpha Sigma Lambda members must participate a quality service project
Benefits of Joining Alpha Sigma Lambda
- Each year the Upsilon Mu chapter will invite qualifying students to membership and to attend the annual induction ceremony. The premier nationally recognized honor society for full- and part-time students.
- Motivation for students to achieve academic and leadership excellence.
- The opportunity to be involved in a distinctive, 60+ year established honor society with a full-time national office and staff.
- Receive a semi-annual online newsletter.
- Participate in a forum for the exchange of ideas on activities and programs for adult students.
- Help to enhancement of the image of lifelong learning at your institution.
- Help to improved the retention of adult students.
- Recognition of the achievements of KSU adult students.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship Opportunities
Alpha Sigma Lambda will offer 12 scholarships at $2,700 each for the 2016-17 academic year. Please visit the national Alpha Sigma Lambda website for more information. Please contact Mr. Todd Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-578-3144 for scholarship application information.
- Completed 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of graded coursework at KSU. (Not including transfer credits)
- Achieved a grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale on all work taken at KSU
- Is enrolled in an associate’s or baccalaureate degree program at KSU
- Has a financial need for assistance to complete the degree