Honors Program

Alpha Sigma Nu

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alpha Sigma Nu?
The most prestigious Honor Society of Jesuit institutions of higher education.

Who is eligible to join?
Juniors and seniors who are in the top 15% of their class and have a demonstrated record of service and loyalty to the Jesuit ideals of education. At Saint Joseph's University, juniors and seniors with GPA's of 3.5 and above are invited to apply.

Why should I join?
This is the highest honor at Jesuit institutions, including all disciplines. Only 4% of students are invited to membership.

What are the benefits?
Lifelong membership, networks and collegiality with a remarkable group of people from all 30 Jesuit institutions in the United States, plus one each in Canada and Korea. The society has an Online member directory with 42,000 plus current names with contact information.

What are the commitments?
To continue to live the ideals of scholarship, loyalty and service.

What is the cost?
The dues are $60 for a lifetime membership. This provides for your certificate and official pin plus all Alpha Sigma Nu mailings for the rest of your life.

Are there annual dues?
No. There is an annual Sustaining Fund, which many members support.

Is there a Web site?
http://www.AlphaSigmaNu.org

Are there networking possibilities?
Yes, and they are improving regularly. ASN has 50,000 members throughout the world with current addresses for about 85% of them. Alumni may be located in the Alpha Sigma Nu Online Directory.

Will this help with graduate or professional school admission?
Yes. This is a recognized and respected credential. Established in 1915, AΣN is a full member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Will this help with career moves?
Yes. Members may contact other members for advice, referrals and positions.

How do I apply? 
Juniors and Seniors with a 3.5 GPA are invited to apply during the summer through our online form here. Applications are due by September 7th.

If I am studying abroad in the fall, can I still apply?
Yes. If selected for an interview, we will schedule that via phone or Skype. 

When will I know if I have been accepted? 
Final decisions will be made by early November, with the official induction to take place on February 17.