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Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Adult Students

New ASL Logo 2016

Congratulations to our New Alpha Sigma Lambda Members - 2022! 

Anna Betkavsky

Alexandar Brown

Morgan Dayton

Stefanie Espey

Katilynn Ferguson

Miranda Ferris

Samuel Honig

Deanna Kilanowski

Benjamin Klei

Sarah Mastronardi

Madison Mitchell

Lauren Murphy

Lyndsey Murray

Cody Rinaldi

Melissa Schiff

Maria Shernesky

Mikayla Torrey

Aaren Woodworth

Levi Wormuth

Abby Thomas, Honorary Member

The 2022 Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction Ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 27, at 4 pm.


L to R: Alexander B., Lauren M., President Bitterbaum, Samuel H., and Morgan D.

  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 February.

* GPA as of the end of the winter semester.

The 2023 Induction Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

Students must indicate they wish to become members will be inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda.

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 2023-2024 Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship Application

(click above)

needs to be submitted to Cheryl Smith by Friday, April 21.

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