Alpha Epsilon Lambda

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are taken each spring semester.  The next set of applications will be available in January 2019.


Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the National Honor Society of Graduate and Professional School Students,  was founded in 1990 by John Capece, Carole Glover, and Suresh Ramamurthi, all former officers of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, with the specific objective of recognizing the academic and leadership accomplishments of graduate and professional school students. The mission of Alpha Epsilon Lambda is to:

  • Confer distinction for high achievement;
  • Promote leadership development;
  • Promote scholarship and encourage intellectual development – illustrated by being in the top 35% of your specific discipline;
  • Enrich the intellectual environment of graduate education institutions; and
  • Encourage high standards of ethical behavior.
Alpha Epsilon Lambda chapters may be installed in graduate or professional schools which support this mission. Graduate and professional school students who meet the selection criteria may be elected to membership. You may find out more about AEL on their website:

Saint Louis University – Chi Chapter Membership Requirements (Minimum):

·         Top 35% of your department

·         Completed at least 12 graduate credit hours and 1 academic year in residence at SLU as a graduate student.  (This does not include the current Spring Semester!)

To apply for membership, please follow these steps:
  1. Download the application form here.
  2. Complete the application with your personal information.
  3. Have your department chair or program director sign your form.
  4. Go to the SLU Marketplace and make your $15 payment for the membership fee (and any optional academic regalia you would like to order).
  5. Scan (do not take pictures) your completed application and e-mail the application and proof of payment to with the subject line "AEL Application."  If you cannot scan it, you must drop it off at the GSA Office, Ritter 131.
The deadline is Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:59 PM.  No late applications will be accepted under any circumstances.