Sigma Lambda is an honor society designed for student programmers that excel in scholarship and leadership within the student activities field. Sponsored by the APCA, it is an opportunity to gain recognition for outstanding contributions to your institution via leadership, service, and academic achievements. Sigma Lambda members can attend APCA conferences at APCA member prices regardless of school membership status.
Requirements for joining Sigma Lambda Honor Society
Applicants can join Sigma Lambda with a GPA of 3.0 or above. At least 31 completed credit hours and a 3.0 GPA is necessary for the $1000 scholarship given away at the National Conference in Atlanta. All Honor Society members will receive a ribbon for their name tag, certificate of membership, polo shirt, membership pin and an honor tassel upon graduation.
Steps to establishing a Sigma Lambda
Honors Society Chapter
Step 1: Commit to establishing a Sigma Lambda Chapter
To establish a chapter a school must first select an Advisor within Student Life, or member of the administrative staff, to serve as a chapter advisor. In addition, the school must be willing to provide the facilities necessary for the operation of the chapter, including a suitable meeting place and time for scheduled meetings made by the advisor.
Step 2: Apply to establish a chapter at your school
To establish a chapter the selected advisor must complete the application, which is available online at www.sigmalambda.net, or through the APCA office by calling 800-681-5031. There is no application fee, but the annual chapter fee of $199 must be paid by credit card or check, and you must have a least 5 members per chapter before chapter membership is accepted. If for some reason the chapter application is denied the annual chapter fee will be refunded in full.
Step 3: Establishing Student members
Once the chapter has been established, it is up to the chapter advisor to make sure all students are eligible for membership. No student may be nominated that does not maintain a 3.0 GPA or better and demonstrate a level of personal integrity. Students must apply for membership through the advisor. Membership is a one time fee of $59 per student.
Within one month of chapter approval a chapter president, secretary and treasurer must be nominated and voted on. This process of selecting students to fill the executive positions will be done within one month of the first day of school each fall term. These executive members will be responsible for selecting the chapter social and civic activities.