Alpha Lambda Delta is a national academic honor society, which recognizes high scholastic achievement during the first year of college. Today Alpha Lambda Delta has over 245 chapters throughout the nation and more than 500,000 students have been initiated into membership.

The Oregon State University Chapter was established in 1933; and since then, has continued in it's long help tradition of upholding the core values of Alhpa Lambda Delta by passing them on to the new found members. Once initiated, an individual holds lifetime membership. Throughout each student’s collegiate career members are encouraged to continue their superior scholastic achievement, to promote intelligent living and high standards of learning, and to develop meaningful goals in service to society.


Alpha Lambda Delta was founded at the University of Illinois in 1924 specifically to honor excellent academic achievement by students in their first year of study in higher education.

The constitution states its purpose as follows: “…to encourage superior academic achievement… to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.”

In addition to the initial recognition described, the national organization has numerous programs to encourage continued superior classroom performance, such as awards, national workshops, campus activities, and fellowships and scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and professional study.


Why join ALD?

  • Lifetime Membership
  • Enhances Resume
  • Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Graduate Fellowships
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • National Leadership Workshops

Want more info? Check out the national ALD website: