Alpha Lambda Delta

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Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is the National Honor Society for first-year students.  Founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois, the mission of Alpha Lambda Delta is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year in institutions of higher education, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.


Students with a 3.5 GPA and are in the top 20% of their class following their first semester will be invited to join.  Invited members must pay their one-time membership dues of $50.00 prior to attending the spring induction ceremony.

Leadership Opportunities

The ALD chapter at UMKC provides great opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills through the following executive board positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Volunteer Coordinator


  • Lifetime membership
  • Provides great opportunities for enhancing your resume
  • Scholarships and fellowships are available to ALD members
  • Opportunities to engage in community service and volunteer activities
  • Recognition of your academic achievements throughout your collegiate experience
  • Networking opportunities with community leaders

For more information about the National Organization, please visit


Contact the UMKC Alpha Lambda Delta Advisor:

Margo Gamache,