Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a National Honors Society open to students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in their first quarter at a four-year university. The University of New Orleans chapter of ALD is a student-run academic honors organization.

ALD at the University of new Orleans was chartered in the 1970s but closed in the 1990s due to low membership. In the Fall of 2012, ALD was re-chartered and the first group of members were initiated in February of 2013.

What does Alpha Lambda Delta do?

Alpha Lambda Delta at UNO is a busy organization filled with many activities for first-year students to get involved. We pride ourselves in fulfilling our three pillars of Leadership, Community, and Networking. All of our members have excelled academically in their first year and they strive to assist other students in succeeding at UNO. ALD at UNO develops high achieving students into well-rounded students by providing opportunities for members to get involved outside of the classroom.  In addition, Alpha Lamda Delta co-sponsors the First Year Advocate Award.

Why should I join Alpha Lambda Delta?

Our organization is a great way for first-year students to make friends among peers who share similar academic goals and interests, while also making a difference within the community through fun community service activities. Alpha Lambda Delta is a nationally prestigious Honors Society, and membership and activities done under our organization can and will be recognized on job applications, graduate school admissions essays, and résumés.

How do I join Alpha Lambda Delta?

Prospective members are selected to join Alpha Lambda Delta at the end of their first semester or first year. If you qualify, an e-mail will be sent to your UNO e-mail with information on membership meetings and the initiation ceremony.

What is the national website?

The national website can be found here: