First-Year Experience oversees the NKU chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), the Honor Society for First-Year Students. ALD organizes its members' social, academic, and service events every semester. Eligible students are formally inducted in the spring of their first year and become part of a community of scholars for the remainder of their college experience.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes students' academic success during their first year at a college or university. Found in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has over million-lifetime members and is present on over 275 campuses nationwide. Alpha Lambda Delta's mission is to "encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society."
For more information on Alpha Lambda Delta.
Please email ALD advisor Amanda Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
From NKU Alpha Lambda Delta
I decided to join ALD because it would lead to good connections and friendships. ALD has allowed me to engage on campus and not be so nervous. As freshmen, we are all scared of what could become our college experience, but ALD has already left me with many life-lasting memories.
We are here to learn and grow in our careers, so we need to take charge of our education. ALD has played a significant role in my undergraduate career by getting me comfortable. ALD has also prepared me for future classes by making me not afraid to ask questions and be involved.
I balance both involvements on campus and academic excellence by putting them together. I don’t think of it as a “balance” but doing something fun while accomplishing reasonable educational goals. When I do something with my friends, I bring my laptop and set aside time for homework.
My favorite activity so far has been the ALD Halloween Party. We had many games, food, and fun to help people engage. We created memories that last a lifetime with amazing friends. ALD has encouraged me to get out, have fun, make a difference, and make the most of what we have.
ALD has taught me it’s okay to be different and follow your path. I am unique and can become a leader by using my leadership style. Leadership and team-building will be accomplished when you step up, create change, and encourage differences.
I want to become a counselor to help others as so many have helped me. I am specifically interested in working with and helping children. I have always had a passion for doing something where I can make an impact. I encourage others to do the same and appreciate their journey ahead.