Student Leadership, Scholarship and Service
Admitted to ACHS: 1981
Founded at the University of Pittsburgh, November 1922 as the National Society of Cwens, became Lambda Sigma Society March 6, 1976, in compliance with Title IX
No of Active Chapters: 38
Total Membership: 58541
Annual/current Membership: 1194
Publications: The Diamond
PURPOSE: To promote leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service among second-year students. Lambda Sigma recognizes its ideals among members of the first year class and fosters development of these ideals. As members and active participants, Lambda Sigmas serve and promote the interests of their institutions and communities.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates are first-year students who rank in the highest thirty-five percent of the freshman class of their college or university. Chapters set appropriate grade point requirements. Candidates shall have shown potential for leadership and service at their respective campuses.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Services differ with each campus chapter. Chapter programs involve cultural and self-development programs, ritual and business meetings, and appropriate campus and community fund-raising and service programs.