Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Adult Students

New ASL Logo 2016

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. For more information about Alpha Sigma Lambda, visit the Alpha Sigma Lambda national website

Membership Criteria for Alpha Sigma Lambda at SUNY Cortland

  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 contacted early March.

GPA as of the end of the winter semester.

The 2024 Induction Ceremony will be announced early in the spring 2024 semester.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarships

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.

Alpha Sigma Lambda will award six (6) $3000 scholarships and fifteen (15) $2500 scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year.

To have been eligible for the scholarships, you must:

  • completed 24 undergraduate hours at SUNY Cortland,
  • have met a minimum of a 3.2 GPA,
  • 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.

The deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 Scholarships has passed.  Check back in early 2024 regarding the 2024-2025 scholarship application. 

Congratulations to the 2023 Alpha Sigma Lambda Inductees

John Bondi

Ian Durso

Caesare German

Andrea Giuliano

Cassandra Haskell

Soren Jung

John King

Michelle LaMorte

Catherine Lusardi

Natalya Shatskikh

Thomas Tyler

Geoffrey Bender, Honorary Member

Betsy Cheetham, Honorary Member

The 2023 Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction Ceremony and Dinner was held on Tuesday, April 18, at 6 pm. 

Dr. Geoffrey Bender, Associate Professor, English Department, was the guest faculty speaker.

John B., Ian D., Caesare G., Cassandra H, Andrea G. and Natalya S.

L to R: John B., Ian D., Caesare G., Cassandra H, Andrea G. and Natalya S.

Advisement and Transition
Memorial Library, Room A-111

Phone: 607-753-4726

Fax: 607-753-5593
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