Founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois, Alpha Lambda Delta has been recognizing academic excellence of first-year students for 95 years.

Joining & Eligibility

Understand membership eligibility, discover how to join, and see some tips for accepting your membership invitation.


Find answers to our most common questions about eligibility, benefits, time commitment, and maintaining your membership.

Contact the National Office

Meet the National Office staff, learn what they do, and find the best way for you to contact us with any questions you may have.

Nationally Certified

ALD has been certified with the Association of College Honor Societies since 1939. We earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.

National Council

Meet the group responsible for making the policy decisions for the national organization. The Council is comprised of 10 members.


View ALD media releases, see where ALD has been in the news, and get a glimpse of what’s happening on our social media feeds.

Photo Gallery

Browse photos from induction ceremonies, service projects, chapter events, and albums from our National Leadership Conferences.

Privacy Policy

ALD is committed to providing a positive experience for members, including ensuring your privacy and the security of personal information.