FAQs

What is Alpha Sigma Nu?

Alpha Sigma Nu is the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities.  Founded in 1915,  Alpha Sigma Nu is unique among honor societies in that it honors students who not only distinguish themselves in their academic pursuits, but also in their loyalty to the values of their Jesuit education, and service to others.  Inductees demonstrate an intelligent appreciation of and commitment to the ideals - intellectual, social, moral, and religious - of Jesuit higher education. Selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus.

Who is eligible to join?

Any student of a Jesuit college or university is eligible. Juniors, seniors and graduate students who are in the top 15% of their class academically and have a demonstrated record of service and loyalty to the Jesuit ideals of education are considered for membership. Only 4% of each class may be inducted.

Why should I join?

·      Membership is one of the highest honors at Jesuit colleges and universities

·      Enhancing your experience of Jesuit education through closer connections to like-minded peers, alumni, and the Jesuit community

·      Remarkable opportunities for networking with members worldwide via the online Member Directory and exclusive LinkedIn group

·      Interaction with a distinguished group of people - Alpha Sigma Nu members on your campus, at other ΑΣΝ Chapters, and at your local Alumni Club

·      Browse the full list of Privileges of Membership

·      Membership is lifelong

What are the commitments?

To be an active Chapter member as a student and to continue to live the ideals of scholarship, loyalty and service as a lifelong member

What is the cost?

Induction fees are $70 for a lifetime membership. This provides for your certificate and official pin, plus ongoing mailings from Alpha Sigma Nu. Please contact your Faculty Adviser if the cost of induction presents a financial hardship.  There are no annual dues, however, ΑΣΝ is supported almost entirely by the annual Sustaining Fund. Consider a donation.

Are there networking possibilities?

Yes, and they are improving regularly. ΑΣΝ has over 80,000 members throughout the world with current addresses for about 75% of them. Alumni contact information can be found in the ΑΣΝ online Member Directory. The Alpha Sigma Nu LinkedIn group has over 2,000 members, and the ΑΣΝ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages are great ways to connect as well. Members can be found in all major cities, in all ranges of positions, at companies and government agencies alike. This is an amazing resource!

Will this help with graduate or professional school admission?

Yes. This is a recognized and respected credential. Established in 1915, ΑΣΝ is a full member of ACHS, the Association of College Honor Societies.

Will this help with career moves?

Yes. The online member directory provides professional contact information, as well as a means to keep your contact and professional information current with Alpha Sigma Nu. Our members-only LinkedIn group also provides a platform for connecting with Alpha Sigma Nu alumni working across all professions in all corners of the country and internationally.