If you received a letter of invitation via email on behalf of Timothy Law Snyder, President of Loyola Marymount University, you are invited to apply for membership in Alpha Sigma Nu, the Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education. Our chapter seeks to identify the most accomplished LMU students demonstrating through their scholarship, loyalty, and service an intelligent appreciation of and outstanding commitment to Jesuit ideals. Induction into Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest student honors awarded on Jesuit campuses throughout the world.
To be eligible for induction into the LMU chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at Loyola Marymount University or Loyola Law School. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 60 credit hours toward completion of their degree program. In addition, undergraduate transfer students must have completed at least 45 credit hours at LMU or another Jesuit college or university. Graduate students must have completed at least half of the credit hour requirements for their program.
Undergraduate students nominated for membership in the Society must have scholastic rank in the top fifteen percent of their class. Graduate students nominated for membership in the Society must have scholastic rank in the top fifteen percent of their degree program or department. In all cases, students must have distinguished themselves in displaying qualities of loyalty and service.
According to the ASN by-laws, the Chapter may nominate in a single academic year (a) not more than four percent of the full-time enrollment of the junior class, plus (b) not more than four percent of the full-time enrollment of the senior class, plus (c) not more than four percent of the total enrollment of a student's graduate degree program or department. Because class and program sizes vary from year to year, the specific number of nominations also may vary.
Satisfaction of the minimum scholarly requirements detailed above is not by itself sufficient for induction into Alpha Sigma Nu. All applications are evaluated by the Student Chapter and the Faculty Advisor who submit a list of recommended nominees to the Dean of each college or school (in the case of undergraduate nominees) and to the Dean or Chairperson of the relevant college, school, or department (in the case of graduate nominees) for consideration. Careful attention is paid to a nominee's demonstrated loyalty, service, and commitment to Jesuit ideals. The President of the University must approve the final list of nominees and, upon the President’s approval, the nominees shall be deemed candidates for induction into the Society.
For more information about the LMU chapter and the application, please contact:
Alpha Sigma Nu Chapter Coordinator
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, University Hall 4820
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Please note:We recommend that applicants prepare their answers ahead of time to the questions below and then return to this form to cut and paste the information. Otherwise, students run the risk of their session timing out and losing the content of their partially completed form.
By December 12, 2016, please complete the online application: