Privileges of Membership
The AΣN Community
Alpha Sigma Nu members are recognized not only for their academic accomplishments but also for their loyalty to ideals of their Jesuit education and for service to others. Alpha Sigma Nu challenges men and women to excel in all they do, to lead with integrity, to explore the God dimension in their lives and to reach out to those on the margins of society. Membership is a lifelong affiliation; it is a commitment and an honor, and it creates a special affiliation with Jesuits, with Jesuit apostolic partners, and with Jesuit universities. The society’s members commit to espouse Ignatian values in their personal and professional lives.
Graduates of Jesuit institutions of higher education who have been initiated into Alpha Sigma Nu or Gamma Pi Epsilon, the former national society for women in Jesuit colleges and universities, and all honorary members enjoy lifetime membership in the Society and may participate in the activities of any Alumni Club.
In a letter dated April 13, 1973, the U.S. Civil Service Commission stated, "Membership in a national honor society meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the Federal service. However, applicants must meet all of the requirements as described in the particular Federal Job Announcement covering the positions for which they apply." This affords a tangible acknowledgment of merit.
Through partnerships with the Washington Internship Institute, The Fund for American Studies, and The Washington Center of Internships and academic Seminars, student members of each ACHS member society may qualify for scholarships. See links at www.achsnatl.org/index.asp for more information.
Reach for Excellence
Honor society membership, like most worthwhile things in life, does not come easily. Therefore, when an invitation to membership arrives, it truly is a matter of honor, reflecting exceptional academic achievement and perhaps outstanding campus leadership and service.
Recognize Your Outstanding Achievement
Though achievement is its own reward, earning your honor society key or pin demonstrates that you have accomplished something that makes you special and puts you at the top of your chosen field. Having an honor society listed on your resumé provides a tangible sign of your academic success.
Advance Your Professional Career
Whether you intend to go to graduate school or use your knowledge in industry or the professions, your college honor society key helps open doors. People in your field recognize your membership as a mark of excellence that identifies you as exceptional. An invitation to membership in an honor society is more than recognition of your success; it is an invitation to excellence. Reach for excellence.