Qualifications & Procedures

The qualifications and procedures for inducting students into Alpha Sigma Nu are outlined in the Alpha Sigma Nu Bylaws General Qualifications

3.3.1 General Nomination Provisions: Student members shall be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in a Jesuit institution at the time of their induction into the Chapter. Nominees to the Society shall comprise either no more than four (4%) percent of the total student enrollment at a given institution or consist of no more than two (2) students from each college and each graduate school in the institution, whichever number is greater. The full-time equivalent of part-time students attnding the institution shall be calculated and added to the number of full-time students to determine total student enrollment. Further, each year the institution’s President is accorded the privilege of nominating from the scholastic eligibility list not more than three (3) additional candidates for membership. The President of the institution must approve the list of candidates nominated.

Undergraduate Student Qualification and Procedure

3.3.2 Requirements for Undergraduate Nomination: Students nominated for membership in the Society must have scholastic rank in the top fifteen (15%) percent of their class. They must also have distinguished themselves in displaying qualities of loyalty and service as defined in Section 3.1. Undergraduate transfer students shall have completed not less than one and one-half (1-1/2) semesters at a Jesuit institution by the time of their nomination. Part-time undergraduate students shall have completed not less than one-half (1/2) of their degree program by the time of their nomination.

3.3.3 Undergraduate Nomination Procedure: The Student Chapter may recommend candidates selected from the junior and senior classes for nomination to the Society. The number of nominees shall not exceed more than four (4%) percent of the full-time enrollment of the nominee’s class. This list of candidates is submitted to the dean of each school or college in the Jesuit institution with undergraduate students. The dean may delete any name from the list if s/he believes that the candidate is not qualified for membership. The dean may recommend one (1) or more qualified candidates subject to Chapter approval. The Chapter will forward the final list of candidates to the President of the institution for approval.

Graduate Student Qualification and Procedure

3.3.4 Requirements for Graduate Nomination:Graduate students nominated for membership in the Society shall have completed not less than one-half (1/2) of the credit requirements for their graduate degree at a Jesuit institution at the time of their nomination. They must have distinguished themselves in displaying qualities of scholarship, loyalty and service as defined in Section 3.1.

3.3.5 Graduate Nomination Procedure: The Student Chapter or department chairs may recommend for nomination to the Society not more than four (4%) percent of the top fifteen (15%) percent of the total enrollment of the respective graduate program or department. The list of students nominated shall be forwarded to the dean of the graduate school. The dean may delete any name from the list if s/he believes that the candidate is not qualified for membership. The dean may recommend one (1) or more qualified candidates, subject to Chapter approval. The Chapter will forward the final list of candidates to the President of the institution for approval.

Alpha Sigma Nu is committed to equal opportunity for all qualified candidates in light of criteria established in the Bylaws.