Luther College recognized as a chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

May 5, 2020

Luther College is now a recognized chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD). ALD is a national honor society known for recognizing first-year student success in higher education with a mission to promote a continued high standard of learning and encourage superior academic achievement.

"It is important that we recognize student academic achievement early on in the undergraduate experience as the first-year serves as the foundation for future  learning and growth," says Lisa Scott, vice president of institutional equity and inclusion and student success. "We are proud to now be able to provide this great opportunity to our students."

In its first year, Luther will be inviting eligible sophomores and juniors to be members of this prestigious honor society. To become an eligible member of ALD, a student must be enrolled full-time at Luther and earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher their first year.

"Luther College joins a group of more than 300 prestigious colleges and universities with membership in Alpha Lambda  Delta. With an emphasis on academic recognition, ALD also provides unique opportunities and access to academic scholarships," says Scott.

Members enjoy benefits exclusive to ALD including becoming eligible for more than $211,000 in undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and an undergraduate scholarship to study abroad, as well as access to leadership and engagement opportunities abroad and exclusive member discounts. 

            Alpha Lambda Delta is a member of ACHS, the Association of College Honor Societies, which sets standards for national honor society excellence and serves as the only certifying agency for college and university honor societies in the nation.

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