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Undergraduate student requirements for membership:

  • must be a current baccalaureate candidate at the institution at which they will be inducted;
  • who has completed at least three full-time undergraduate terms of study (as defined by the home institution), at least one of which must have been at the institution at which they will be inducted (for transfer students);
  • who has an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 (out of 4.0) in all coursework; and
  • who comes from a family where neither parent nor any legal guardians earned a bachelor’s degree.

Graduate student requirements for membership:

  • must be a current graduate degree candidate at the institution at which they will be inducted;
  • who has completed at least 9 credit hours of graduate terms of study towards the degree, all at the institution at which they will be inducted;
  • who has an overall graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0) in all graduate-level coursework; and
  • who comes from a family where neither parent nor any legal guardians earned a bachelor’s degree.

Faculty/staff requirements for membership:

  • must have earned at least Bachelor’s Degree
  • Neither parents (nor legal guardians) completed a bachelor’s degree prior to the faculty/staff completing one (if they completed a bachelor’s degree subsequent to yours, that does not matter for this purpose)
  • The candidate for membership must be serving in higher education
  • Agrees to serve as a mentor, if requested, for a first-generation student at their institution of employment.

Alumni/honorary requirements for membership:

  • Must have earned at least a Bachelor’s Degree (honorary inductees may be graduates of any accredited institution)
  • Neither parents (nor legal guardians) completed a bachelor’s degree prior to the faculty/staff completing one (if they completed a bachelor’s degree subsequent to yours, that does not matter for this purpose)
  • The candidate for membership must be connected to the institution where he/she will be inducted, as a member of the board, a parent/sibling, a volunteer, donor, a speaker, etc. in a way that provides visible support to the students of the institution
  • Can be shown as a role model for the kinds of success that first-generation students can achieve
  • Agrees to serve as a mentor, if requested, for a first-generation student at their institution of employment


Questions on the application or criteria for membership should be referred to:

Carol Traupman-Carr, Ph.D

National Chair

Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society

1200 Main Street

Bethlehem PA 18018

traupman-carrc@moravian.edu

610-861-1348


Checks or money orders shall be made out to:

Alpha Alpha Alpha

1200 Main Street

Bethlehem PA 18018