Saint Louis University

Academic Recognition

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society founded in 1945 to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. The induction ceremony takes place once a year in the spring. Students selected for membership must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrollment in a degree program, with a minimum of 30 graded credit hours completed
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours outside of their major
  • A minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA

Induction is by invitation only. For more information, contact chapter advisor Debra Blanquart at

Teacher of the Year Nominations
Each year, ASL awards the Teacher of the Year honor to a faculty member. All students are eligible to nominate an instructor. Requests for nomination occur during the Spring semester and the award is presented at Precommencement.

Dean's List

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must be enrolled full time in college level, graded coursework with a 3.7 minimum semester GPA.

An updated Dean's list for a given college or school can be found on the University Registrar site. The site is updated once grades and degrees are confirmed.

Graduation Honors 

Graduation with honors requires a minimum of 60 credit hours earned at Saint Louis University. Awards are announced at the time of commencement as follows:

  • Cum laude for a GPA of 3.5 - 3.69
  • Magna cum laude for a GPA of 3.7 - 3.89
  • Summa cum laude for a GPA of 3.9 - 4.0

Honors in the official commencement book will be calculated based on GPA at the end of the Fall semester. Diploma honors will be awarded based on a student's final GPA.

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