James Madison University

Chapter Officers

Caitlyn Ritter - President
Brandon Moody - Vice President
Megan Rzepka - Secretary
Matthew Reed - Treasurer
Madison Polk - VP Community Service
Meredith Byrne - VP Leadership Development
Elizabeth Watson - VP Membership
Andrea Ruggiero - VP Public Relations
Amber Montgomery - Historian

The James Madison University Chapter is currently seeking additional officers for this academic year. If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please see the Leadership Opportunity information below or fill out the contact form and select 'Leadership Opportunities' as your inquiry.

Leadership Opportunities

The most engaging and active leadership roles are filling the role of a Chapter officer. This is an opportunity to develop hands on experience in communication, project planning & execution, team building, and time management. Elections occur once per year, typically in early spring. Click here to read a brief description of each officer position.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards range from $100 to $5000 and are available for both undergraduate members as well as members furthering their academic endeavors through post-graduate study. Applications are available at the beginning of April each year and are due to the Scholarship Committee by the end of May. For more information, please view the Scholarship page.

Graduation Items

Tassels, Honor Cords & Honor Stoles are available from the SAL Store.

Scholarship and Award Recipients from this Chapter

Julia Aymonin - Emerging Leaders Scholarship, 2016
Meredith Byrne - Chapter Leadership Award, 2016
Brandon Moody - Chapter Leadership Award, 2016
Noelle Pinkerd - Path to Excellence Award, 2016
Jennifer Moya - Chapter Leadership Award, 2014
Amanda Mey - Path to Excellence Award, 2012
Susannah Jones - Emerging Leaders Scholarship, 2012
Lacey L. Wallace - National Academic Achievement Award, 2009
Megan Forrester - Emerging Leaders Scholarship, 2009
Kristin Marie St. Mars - Path to Excellence Award, 2007

Chapter Highlights

Arboretum Clean-Up

For years now, the JMU SAL chapter has volunteered to clean up their campus arboretum. Members were split up into groups with some picking weeds out of the Zen Garden and others (more…)

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One of the best times for Sigma Alpha Lambda members to serve others is Valentine’s Day. This year, several chapters took the opportunity to spread cheer and love. (more…)


Sunnyside Retirement Community Christmas Decorating

SAL Members at JMU have repeatedly volunteered with Sunnyside Retirement Center. (more…)


Fall Fun and Service

Carnivals, cards, and candy, oh my! SAL Chapters have taken advantage of the weather, the pumpkins, and the Halloween spirit to serve their communities and celebrate the season! (more…)

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High Ropes Course

SAL members at James Madison University recently did team cooperation activities, trust exercises, and other types of mental and physical challenges at a ropes course! (more…)

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Making Valentine’s Day Cards for Others

In recognition of Valentine’s Day this month, several chapters got their creative juices flowing to share some love with those who may not be spending the holiday how they would prefer to this year. (more…)