Association of College Honor Societies


Phi Lambda Sigma


Admitted to ACHS: 2018

Founded at Auburn University, 1965

No of Active Chapters: 126

Total Membership: 30000

Number of Regions: 8

Publications: The Laurel

PURPOSE: The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to foster the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students, through encouragement, recognition, and promotion of leadership in pharmacy. By peer recognition, the Society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations.

Phi Lambda Sigma honors leadership. Members are selected by peer recognition and no greater honor can be bestowed upon an individual than to be recognized as a leader by one's peers. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy.

ELIGIBILITY: Membership in Phi Lambda Sigma consists of four categories: student, faculty, alumni and honorary. For a student to be eligible for membership, he or she must have demonstrated a commitment to pharmacy leadership, shall be of high moral and ethical character, have completed at least one professional year of scholastic work applicable toward an accredited pharmacy degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 grading scale. Any exception must comply with the Constitution and Bylaws of Phi Lambda Sigma. Nomination for all membership categories emanates from the present members of the Society. Prospective members are nominated on the basis of their demonstration of dedication, service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy. By promoting such recognition, Phi Lambda Sigma provides an incentive for the development of future leadership potential for the profession.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Consistent with Phi Lambda Sigma's mission to support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development, major activities of the organization include supporting the local chapters in acknowledging leadership achievement. Additionally, recognized members are eligible for a multitude of award recognizing various contributions to leadership in the pharmacy profession.

Fostering a community of leadership in pharmacy, members are welcome to communicate and share accomplishments and leadership development ideas through the Society's quarterly communication, The Laurel, and through social media postings, maintained by the National Executive Committee.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Mary Euler, PharmD, FAPhA, Executive Director, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Morgantown, WV 26506

Tel: (913) 269-7570  

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 3/21/2018