Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for Alpha Sigma Nu?
Membership is limited to those students in Jesuit institutions of higher education who possess to an outstanding degree the qualities of scholarship, loyalty and service. The candidate's loyalty to the institution and its principles must be unquestionable and apparent to all. Service, in the Alpha Sigma Nu sense, means not merely membership in organizations or even office holding, but actual sacrifice of time and energy in activities while attending this institution. What is Alpha Sigma Nu?
Alpha Sigma Nu is an international honor society founded at Marquette University in 1915. Alpha Sigma Nu honors students of Jesuit colleges and universities who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service. Student membership is conferred on not more than four percent of the junior and senior class. Graduate students need to have completed one-half of the requirements for their degree at the time of nomination. If I apply my junior year and am not accepted, may I apply again during my senior year?
Yes. If you meet the academic requirements, you will again receive notification inviting you to apply during your senior year. The selection committee encourages you to do so! When will I be notified of the selection committee's decision about my application?
You will be notified with a letter to the address you supplied on your application at the beginning of second semester.
Am I still eligible to apply for Alpha Sigma Nu if I am studying abroad at all this year?
Yes! We encourage you to submit your application, but make sure to include your email and the best way to stay in contact with you.
What is the cost of dues?
The one-time cost is $80. This includes the lifetime membership fee for Alpha Sigma Nu, an engraved pin, a commencement medallion, and entry into the Induction reception for you plus two guests.When is the induction and reception?
The induction will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013. It is preceded with Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel. The Induction ceremony will begin at 2:15 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel. The reception will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Jesuit Gardens.What is the cost to attend the reception?
The induction reception is free for invited faculty, staff, ASN members, new inductees and their two guests. Additional tickets may be purchased for $20/each. Please make checks payable to LMU Alpha Sigma Nu and submit to 1 LMU Drive, Daum Hall 229, MS 8208, Los Angeles, California 90045.
What happens if I am unable to attend the induction ceremony? Do I still get to be a member?
Yes. Once you have been selected and have paid your membership dues, you will be inducted even if you cannot attend the induction ceremony.
If you are a junior at the time of the spring induction, you may be inducted at a smaller ceremony the following Fall semester. If you are unable to attend that induction as well, your certificate, pin and medallion will be mailed to you along with a program.
If you are a graduating senior at the time of the spring induction ceremony and are unable to attend, your certificate, pin and medallion will be mailed to you along with a program.What is the final exam exemption policy for graduating seniors?Alpha Sigma Nu, the Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education, admits only the top 4% of students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service. As a reward for this status, the ASN chapter at LMU has a long tradition of exempting Spring semester graduates from taking final examinations if – and only if – the individual professors approve and the student’s current overall GPA is 3.5 or higher. If you are a current undergraduate Senior and member of ASN who will graduate in the Spring semester, and your overall GPA is 3.5 or higher (as verified by the Registrar), you may approach your professors far in advance of the final and inquire about examination exemption. If they approve and sign the downloadable form, you will receive the grade you have currently earned in their course. This privilege is neither guaranteed nor mandated, but based solely upon your professor’s willingness to participate in the tradition. In addition, you should know that this exemption most often applies to an actual written examination rather than a final project or presentation. If you are an eligible candidate, you must download and complete all parts of this form and return it to the Alpha Sigma Nu office (Daum Hall 229) on the Friday before final examinations week.
DOWNLOAD THE ASN REQUEST FOR FINAL EXAM EXEMPTION FORM, CLICK HERE.