Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Adult Students

New ASL Logo 2016

2019 Induction Ceremony - April 23, 2019
New Members 2019

Congratulations to our 24 new student members!

Pictured:  J. Peck (Guest Faculty Speaker and ASL Member), S. Moscato, B. Weaver, E. Lader, K. Ripley, K. Sarkodie, and B. Sisak

  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 emailed invitations in early March.

* GPA as of the end of the winter semester.

 The 2020 Induction Ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 

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.

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.

NOTE: Scholarship application packets MUST be returned to: Cheryl Hines, Chapter Councilor, Advisement and Transition, Memorial Library, Room A-111, Cortland, NY 13045.  Do not send directly to the Alpha Sigma Lambda's Home Office in Illinois.  Deadline: Monday, April 20, 4 p.m.

2020-2021 ASL Scholarship Information - READ FIRST!

ASL Scholarship Application Packet

Advisement and Transition
Memorial Library
Room A-111

Phone: 607-753-4726

Fax: 607-753-5593
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.