"Sigma Alpha Lambda is especially good at raising awareness of what the community needs of us and showing us the positive impact we can make by working together. I knew that by participating in this honor society, I'd be able to grow from new experiences and acquire valuable life skills."

Lauren Steffann
Binghamton University Chapter
Welcome to Sigma Alpha Lambda

Sigma Alpha Lambda is a National Leadership and Honors Organization dedicated to developing the individual and serving our campus and community. The mission of Sigma Alpha Lambda is to recognize members for academic achievement, to engage members in service, and to develop members for leadership. Service is the foundation of our leadership development model as well as the leadership of the organization itself. Through service, individuals look outside themselves and lives are changed, not only for the one being served but even more so for the one serving. As a result of this process, the individual learns more about who they really are and what they value. Our Statement of Purpose and organization’s Shared Values provide the foundation upon which the organization carries out its mission.

There are a variety of ways to take advantage of your membership in Sigma Alpha Lambda. From individual service opportunities to chapter leadership positions, Sigma Alpha Lambda is committed to helping you make the most of your undergraduate experience.  So join over 145,000 members and 65+ chapters in making a difference in yourself, on your campus, and in your community.


Sigma Alpha Lambda understands the importance of recognition as part of the complete member experience. As part of this recognition, membership includes a professionally designed certificate of membership and your membership pin or key. A personalized press release is provided, which you can distribute to the local media to let everyone know of your accomplishments. Personalized letters of recommendation are also available upon request. During your time as an undergraduate member, Sigma Alpha Lambda has been given the authority as a Certifying Organization to administer the President’s Volunteer Service Awards to honor our members who are committed to volunteering in their community and around the world. As your graduation draws near, graduation items including honor cords, tassels and embroidered honors stoles are available from the SAL Store.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarship and award opportunities are available for members who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, exhibited strong leadership skills, and made a substantial contribution to their local chapter and local community. These scholarships and awards range from $100 to $5000 and include the Emerging Leaders Graduate Scholarship, the Path to Excellence Award and the National Academic Achievement Award.

National Initiatives

Each year, Sigma Alpha Lambda undertakes several national initiatives. Coordinated by the National Office in conjunction with the local chapter, these initiatives connect chapters and members across the country in a common theme. Members work along side each other in supporting organizations like the American Cancer Society and Feeding America.

Chapter Involvement

In addition to individual service opportunities and national initiatives, many of our chapters are busy with their own activities. These activities include local chapter fundraisers, projects with local community organizations, leadership and career/academic development workshops and informal social events. All of these activities provide members with an opportunity to network amongst their peers as well as with community leaders.

Leadership Opportunities

There are a variety of opportunities available to members to serve in leadership roles at the chapter level. Chapter Officers create the leadership team at the local university campus, overseeing the development of the chapter as well as planning and coordinating various chapter activities. If you can’t make a full year commitment to serve in a core officer role, many chapters have opportunities available for members to serve as a project leader or community liaison for an initiative that requires a time commitment only for that specific project.

Individual Service

Sigma Alpha Lambda has national relationships with a number of organizations that provide opportunities for our members to get involved in their community. Everyone at Sigma Alpha Lambda is committed to providing our members with a fulfilling and rewarding membership experience. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].