Alpha Sigma Lambda

2017 Induction Ceremony - April 12, 2017
Alpha Sigma Lambda 2017

Congratulations to our 34 new student members!

Pictured: (front) E. Jones, M. DeVries, K. Bobbett, S. Lui, A. Sharpsteen, S. Bergen

Pictured: (back) L. Eaton (honorary faculty member), C. Hines (Chapter Councilor), H. Garr, C. Elliot, A. Klatt, T. Ferro, J. Blayda, K. McKenna, R. Grantham (Guest Speaker and Honorary Member), and J. Wagner

  Lambda Omicron Chapter (SUNY Cortland Chapter) of Alpha Sigma Lambda

For more information about Alpha Sigma Lambda: Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.

Welcome to the Lambda Omicron chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda at SUNY Cortland!  Alpha Sigma Lambda is an honor society that partners with colleges and universities to celebrate the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education.


Alpha Sigma Lambda was founded in 1945 to honor those dedicated adult students, who, while balancing their life responsibilities, achieve and maintain high scholastic standards.  Alpha Sigma Lambda is not only the oldest, but also the largest chapter-based honor society for full and part time students.

Membership Criteria for Alpha Sigma Lambda at SUNY Cortland are as follows:

  1. Members must be matriculated, undergraduate students at SUNY Cortland,
  2. have a minimum of 24 graded semester hours completed at SUNY Cortland,
  3. Meet the definition of "non-traditional student" at SUNY Cortland,
  4. have a minimum grade point average of 3.2.* The cumulative scholastic record of the student as interpreted by the institution where membership is to be conferred shall be the basis for computing scholastic eligibility.
  • Members shall be selected only from the top 20 percent of the criteria listed 1-4 above.
  • Eligible members will be sent invitations in February 2018.

* GPA as of the end of the fall semester.

 The 2018 Induction Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2018.  Those eligible for membership will receive notification in March.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarships

Alpha Sigma Lambda offered a total of twelve $3000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Congratulations to Corrine Edick!  She won one of the twelve $3000 scholarships.  Read more about her at:Young Veteran Earns National Scholarship for Non-Trads

Corrine is one of three SUNY Cortland students who have won one of these national level scholarships from SUNY Cortland since 2010.

You do not have to be a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda to be eligible to apply. (SUNY Cortland has a chapter.)  Each college with an Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter may submit two applications to the national level.  There are currently over 300 chapters in the U.S. but less than half of them submit applications.

To have been eligible for the 2017-2018 scholarships, you must:

  • have met a minimum of a 3.2 GPA,
  • have completed 24 (UG) hours at SUNY Cortland,
  • meet SUNY Cortland's definition of "a non-traditional student", and
  • have financial need

You do NOT need to be a member of ASL to apply.

Scholarship application and information for the 2018-2019 scholarships will be released in early 2018.  Check back for more information


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