What is Alpha Lambda Delta-Phi Eta Sigma?
Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma were twin organizations (one for men, one for women) until the Title IX decisions made both organizations co-educational int he 1970's. On some campuses, there are chapters of both Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, and on some campuses, the organizations work together as a joint chapter, including the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Since Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma are merged on our campus by joining you get the benefits of both honor societies with one lifetime membership fee.
Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD)
Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for students in their first year at an institution of higher education. We're a national organization that's been in existence since 1924. Alpha Lambda Delta's mission is to "encourage superior academic achievement... to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society."
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Phi Eta Sigma (PES)
Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college freshmen. Our goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning. The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923. We now have more than 300 chapters throughout the United States and more than 800,000 inducted members. Phi Eta Sigma was voted membership into the Association of College Honor Societies in 1937. Only three societies have had longer continuous membership. Our members take a great deal of pride in the 75-year accomplishments of our society despite the fact that we have the lowest membership fee of any member of the association.