Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society at HBU

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Alpha Sigma Lambda’s first national constitution was ratified in May 1947. Its purpose was “to bind together into one Society the excellent students within the University College in order to provide a stimulus to and recognition for their worthy efforts to make best use of their college years.”

Through membership in this society, HBU formally recognizes and honors its top academic non-traditional adult learners through induction into the chapter. Students invited to join this elite organization will not only be recognized during graduation ceremonies, but will also enjoy a lifetime membership in one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies. Alpha Sigma Lambda promotes academic excellence and supports its members by awarding more than $45,000 in academic scholarships each year to help members finance their undergraduate degrees.

Qualifications for membership include the following:

  • Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at HBU
  • Candidates must have completed at least 30 credit hours at HBU, with 12 of those being part of the liberal arts core
  • Candidates must be at least 25 years of age
  • Candidates must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Alpha Sigma Lambda is the premier, nationally recognized honor society for adult learners. With a 70-year established history in higher education, ASL represents the top nontraditional students in more than 300 institutions across the United States. The oldest and largest chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time adult learners, ASL recognizes academically outstanding students in higher education, celebrating both scholarship and leadership. Alpha Sigma Lambda is recognized as the official honor society for adult learners by the Association of College Honor Societies.

Contact Information

For more information contact chapter faculty/staff sponsor, Allyson Cates at