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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.

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The Flame is Alpha Lambda Delta's annual magazine. It highlights chapter activities, awards and scholarship winners, and news around the Society. Check out this years edition and see some familiar faces.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0-point scale) during your first term or first year of study at Northern Kentucky University.
  • You must be enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a degree at Northern Kentucky University.
  • Eligible students are contacted early in the spring semester of their first year.

Please email ALD advisor Amanda Andrews ( for more information.

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From NKU Alpha Lambda Delta