Alpha Sigma Nu
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Alpha Sigma Nu is the national honor society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It was established in 1915 at Marquette University. Alpha Sigma Nu has more than 14,000 members and initiates approximately 1,000 students each year, less than 2 percent of the combined enrollment of Jesuit Colleges and Universities having active chapters.
The purpose of the society is to honor students of Jesuit Colleges and Universities who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service and to encourage those honored in this way to appreciate and promote the ideals of Jesuit education.
Fordham University's chapter was established in 1982. Admission is in junior and senior years to those students who are approved by a selection committee. Candidates must demonstrate an above-average interest and proven competence in academic work; a proven concern for others demonstrated by co-curricular and extracurricular activities in support of the College, University or community; an intelligent appreciation of and commitment to Jesuit ideals of higher education (intellectual, moral, social and religious); and a sufficiently visible identification with those ideals to warrant a candidate's being singled out for membership in Alpha Sigma Nu.