Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society was first established in 1946 at Northwestern University to encourage and recognize the scholastic achievements of adult students. The national chapter based honor society now has over 300 chapters throughout the United States and we are proud to add Oregon State University to the list. To this day Alpha Sigma Lambda is not only the oldest, but also the largest, chapter-based honor society for full- and part-time students.

Omicron Epsilon is the new chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda and offers adult learners here at Oregon State the opportunity to be recognized for their academic achievements at both a University and a National level. Membership is by invitation only and will be based on the following academic criteria:

  • Be a current student seeking a first Bachelor's degree
  • Age 25 or older
  • Have completed at least 36 credits in academic residency
  • Have completed at least 18 credits in liberal arts/sciences (can include transfer credits)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.4
  • Be in the top 20% of those students who meet the above qualifications


What are the benefits of joining the OSU chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda?

  • Be recognized for your academic achievements
  • Access annual scholarship opportunities through Alpha Sigma Lambda‚Äôs national office
  • List your membership on graduate school applications or resume
  • Be part of a community with like-minded adult students

Who can become a member?

  • Membership is open to students at all campuses (Corvallis, Cascades, Ecampus) who meet the academic criteria listed above.

Will I get to wear an honor cord at graduation?

Will it cost me anything to be a member?

  • At this time there are no membership fees for joining the OSU chapter. Once you are inducted, you will have access to a free, lifetime membership.

When will students be invited for membership?

  • We plan to send invitations to qualified students at the end of Winter quarter on an annual basis.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

  • Rebeka Phelps, Ecampus Student Success Counselor, is the chapter councilor for Omicron Epsilon. She can be reached at

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