RU Alpha Sigma Lambda

ASL Symbol and CrestAlpha Signma Lambda - Adult Honor Society

Rutgers University Alpha Sigma Lambda - Beta Zeta Chapter

National Honor Society



Annou ncements

  • ASL in need of volunteers and future Chapter Officers.  Please email with contact information.
  • Invitations for membership are mailed in early April.
Welcome to Alpha Sigma Lambda - Beta Zeta Chapter
Rutgers University - New Brunswick Campus  

Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student's career.  Alpha Sigma Lambda's aim is to recognize special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while managing the demands of home and work.

ASL Symbol and Crest:  First in Scholarship and Leadership

The benefits of Alpha Sigma Lambda membership include: 

  • The premier nationally recognized honor society for full- and part-time students.
  • Motivation for students to achieve academic and leadership excellence.
  • A distinctive, 60+ year established honor society with a full-time national office and staff.
  • Publication of a semi-annual online newsletter.
  • Chapter Councilors/chapter advisers for each chapter.
  • A forum for the exchange of ideas on activities and programs for adult students.
  • Enhancement of the image of lifelong learning at your institution.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • The uniting of outstanding students and faculty.
  • Availability of insignia pins, academic honor cords, clothing and many other items.
  • Esprit de corps among nontraditional/adult students.
  • Improved retention of adult students.
  • The recognition of the achievements of your adult students.


Visit the main site of Alpha Sigma Lambda*

A proud member of the Associations of College Honor Societies.

*Note that our local chapter at Rutgers- New Brunswick, may impose standards for membership other than those stated in the ASL constitution.

Student Membership Information

By virtue of your distinguished academic record at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, nontraditional students, may be eligible for membership in ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA - Beta Zeta Chapter.  Alpha Sigma Lambda is an honor society that recognizes the extraordinary efforts of adults engaged in balancing the multiple responsibilities of home, career, community, and education. 

Eligibility Criteria: (candidates must meet all)

  1. Identified as a nontraditional student through University College Community;
  2. Degree-seeking student enrolled at either Rutgers’ School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business-NB, School of Engineering, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, School of Management & Labor Relations, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, or the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy;
  3. Selected from the highest 20% of the students who have completed 24 graded credits and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program while enrolled at a designated Rutgers unit as outlined in criteria #2;
  4. Completion of a minimum of 75 credits at the time of induction--a minimum of 15 of these 75 credits must be completed in the major;
  5. A minimum of 45 of these 75 credits must be completed while enrolled at a designated Rutgers unit as outlined in criteria #2;
  6. A grade-point average of 3.4 or better.

Membership Application

Membership to Alpha Sigma Lambda is by invitation only based on the above criteria.  Upon receipt of our invitation and scholarship application form, please complete and return to the indicated address.  Send all questions and inquires to:

Sample Invitation Form




Rutgers University Alpha Sigma Lambda - Beta Zeta Chapter

Mailing Address:

Alpha Sigma Lambda
c/o University College Community
4 Jones Avenue-Room 103
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email Address:
             Chapter Officers
Phillip Cruz
UC ‘92
Vice President
Joyce Kohler
UC ‘88
Debra Barksdale
UC ‘10
Corresponding Secretary
Mark Bevacqua
UC ‘88
Recording Secretary Renee Holmes UC ‘15

ASL Symbol and Crest:  First in Scholarship and Leadership