Prospective Members


The ALD Honor Society is an invitation-only honor society. We have two inductions (Fall and Spring), and invitations are mailed prior to each semester. Alpha Lambda Delta membership is open to all freshmen and transfer students who meet the following academic qualifications:

  • The student must be registered for a full course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must rank in the top 20 percent of their freshman class.
  • Obtain the minimum scholastic average required for membership, a 3.5 GPA.

Eligibility for freshmen is based on grades from their first semester at Maryland, or on cumulative average of the first year in college. Eligibility for transfer students is based only on their first semester grades at UMCP, not on a cumulative average. Students also must have completed 12 credits with no D or F in any subject. Once initiated, the student becomes a lifetime member of Alpha Lambda Delta. Members may remain active in the chapter throughout college. Offices are held by members while they are sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

We hope that membership to ALD Honor Society encourages members to maintain their outstanding academic record throughout their college careers.  At the time of graduation, members who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and have earned an average of 3 participation points per semester are able to purchase ALD honor cords.

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