Alpha Lambda Delta @ UIUC

Our Chapter

History: Alpha Lambda Delta was founded at the University of Illinois in the spring of 1924.  Since the founding of this alpha chapter, over 225 new chapters have been started throughout the United States.   There are many other universities currently petitioning for chapters on their campus. 

Purpose: Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society which honors outstanding scholastic achievement during the first year of college.  The societys purpose is to encourage superior scholastic achievement among students during their first year at institutions of higher learning; to promote intelligent living, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

Insignia: The official symbol of Alpha Lambda Delta is a gold candle with the Greek letters superimposed on the holder.  The societys honor key and pin depict the symbol.  The colors are red, gold, and white.  The coat of arms is a gold bordered black shield with a red tipped white candle, above which is a white altar and open book. 

Awards: Members are awarded a Senior certificate their graduating semester if they have maintained a cumulative average of 3.5, and 4.0 members are honored by having a book donated to the University of Illinois Library in their name along with receiving a certificate.  Each year National Alpha Lambda Delta awards twenty $3000 fellowships to members who have maintained their GPA and are continuing on for graduate or professional degrees.