Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a national honor society in which only full-time, degree-seeking, first-year students who have achieved at least a 3.5 gpa in the first semester of study are invited to become members. The mission of ald is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year in institutions of higher education, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

UNC Greensboro’s chapter was founded May 8, 1988, and currently has over 500 current members here on campus. Once inducted, members participate in a variety of academic and social service opportunities. ALD members enjoy study nights, social events, and leadership development opportunities throughout their academic careers at UNCG.

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Here are just a few ways ALD at UNCG has made a difference in the community:

  • Volunteering at Scarowinds
  • Hosting CANstruction, an event to collect canned goods for the Spartan Open Pantry and Greensboro Urban Ministry
  • Participating in Operation Christmas Child and Toys for Tots to provide holiday gifts to children
  • Participating in community clean-up days for local parks

For any questions about ALD here at UNCG, please contact Mackenzie Radford located in 201 Forney Student Success Commons or by email: More information about Alpha Lambda Delta can be found by visiting our national website here:

“ALD has helped me become more of a leader and be more organized with my work. Attending study nights has allowed me to make new friendships. Overall ALD has helped me gain new skills and make new friends that are just invested in their academics as I am.” 

Sarah Pirozzi

2019-2020 Student President

“ALD helped me find a new community of people who value their education and work hard while taking advantage of the great service opportunities presented. Also, e-board positions are a great way to grow as a leader and gain meaningful experience” 

Morgan Gustafson

2019-2020 Public Relations Chair

“ALD provides a wonderful support system and encourages each individual to both seek and attain higher academic goals. It’s an amazing experience, and a really great opportunity to build lasting friendships.” 

Maeghan Reynolds

2019-2020 Special Events Chair