Alpha Lambda Delta @ UIUC

Who are we?

Founded in the spring of 1924 at the University of Illinois by Dean Maria Leonard, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first year students.  Today, Alpha Lambda Delta has over 300 chapters throughout the United States and more than 700,000 students have been initiated into membership since the first chapter was started more than 80 years ago.

Alpha Lambda Delta emphasizes that educated persons have a responsibility to have tolerance in your dealings with all persons, generosity in giving to those in need, and insight into the feelings of others says Dr. Glenda Earwood, Executive Director of the Society.  Members are challenged to make a meaningful contribution to society.

Members take an oath to continue to maintain high scholarship and to use my education for the benefit of my community, my nation, and the world in which we live.

For more information about National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year Students, visit the national website at