Association of College Honor Societies


Alpha Epsilon Delta


Admitted to ACHS: 1945

Founded at the University of Alabama, April 28, 1926

No of Active Chapters: 248

Total Membership: 168178

Number of Regions: 5

Publications: The Scalpel

PURPOSE: Alpha Epsilon Delta is the national health preprofessional honor society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and others. The Society welcomes ALL students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare career. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development, provides a forum for students with common interest, and extends a program of service to benefit the college/university community.

ELIGIBILITY: Membership in AED is an honor bestowed upon a student in recognition of superior scholastic achievement, and affords an opportunity to develop initiative, leadership, and self-education through participation in the activities of the chapter and Society.

A Student Member is a person preparing for a career in a health profession, has completed at least three semesters (five quarters) of preprofessional health work (with the minimum scholastic requirements as described in the Constitution), has been initiated into the Society, paid the national membership fee, and has been registered with the National Office. A Student Member becomes an AED alumnus upon graduation.

The student shall be engaged in courses leading to the study of their chosen health profession. The student shall have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of health preprofessional studies work with a overall cumulative grade average of at least 3.20 on a 4.0 scale (A = 4.00) and also with a cumulative average of 3.20 in the sciences - biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Members shall be selected with no discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed or national origin.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: In addition to an extensive program of educational activities by the chapters, the Society sponsors a number of regional and national programs, including a biennial convention and symposia where topics of mutual interests are discussed by educators and students for the benefit of members and others. The Scalpel and AED Newsletter are published by the Society.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Laura Dixon, National Office, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Texas Christian University, TCU BOX 298810, Fort Worth, TX 76129

Tel: (817) 257-5130  

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 3/19/2019