Alpha Sigma Lambda

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Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society for non-traditional undergraduate students (typically over the age of 24) who achieve and maintain outstanding scholastic standards and leadership characteristics while adroitly handling additional responsibilities of work and family.[1]

The founding chapter was established by Dr. Rollin Posey at Northwestern University in 1946, to recognize the accomplishments of those returning to academic pursuits after the close of World War II. Its purpose, he wrote, "is to bind together in one Society the excellent students within the University College in order to provide a stimulus for and recognition of their worthy efforts."

Today there are more than 300 active ASL chapters in the United States.


  1. ^ Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society: The Premier National Honor Society
    for Nontraditional Adult Students