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Sophomore honor society invites members

January 30, 2014

Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society logoThe Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society at NIU has scheduled three informational meetings for prospective members.

  • Monday, Feb. 3, in the Douglas Smart Classroom at 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Douglas Smart Classroom at 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Campus Life Building 110 at 9 p.m.

Eligible students are those who entered the university in spring or fall 2013 and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20.

The Omicron Chapter at NIU is one of 40 on college and university campuses across the country. Membership is limited to 50 students who are selected on the basis of their academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, promise of leadership and service to the university and community. Students are selected in the spring of their first year, and are active members during their second year of college.

“Being a member of Lambda Sigma has helped me on many different levels. It helps you feel connected to the university and community, and it builds very strong bonds with the other members,” said Franz Varga, president of the 2013-2014 chapter. “I consider joining Lambda Sigma to be one of the best decisions I have made in my college career.”

As an organization with a priority for service, Lambda Sigma members contribute their efforts both on campus and in the DeKalb community.

Chris Porterfield

Chris Porterfield

“In addition to ushering for School of Theatre and Dance performances – a project Lambda Sigma has done for nearly 60 years – members have helped in recent years with career fairs, NIU Cares Day and Academic Convocation,” chapter adviser Chris Porterfield said. “Members lead activities during Sophomore Days of Service, working with Hope Haven, DeKalb County Nursing and Rehabilitation and the DeKalb Public Library, among other sites.”

Service is not the only focus of Lambda Sigma.

During the current academic year, the Lambda Sigma chapter at NIU has participated in NIU’s Dance Marathon, the Recycled Boat Race, the Homecoming Parade, Powder Puff Football, study nights and the mud volleyball tournament to benefit testicular cancer. A semi-formal event is planned in the spring.

For more information, call (815) 753-0028 or email [email protected].