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Student requirements for membership:

  • must be a current degree candidate at the institution at which they will be inducted
  • who has completed at least three full-time 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 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.

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