NSU Pi Kapps inducted into national honor society for first-year students.

Jacob Norris on the left and Cade Mitchell on the right.

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity members Jacob Norris and Cade Mitchell are among the newest inductees of Northwestern State University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for first-year students.

233 NSU students were inducted into the society on Sunday.

The mission of Alpha Lambda Delta 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.

Students in Alpha Lambda Delta must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 after their first semester of full-time enrollment at Northwestern State.

“Academics is the top priority at Northwestern State and one way we emphasize that priority is to recognize those who do outstanding work in the classroom,” said Alpha Lambda Delta advisor Reatha Cox in a previous news release. “Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is selective and includes the best students at Northwestern State.”

Alpha Lambda Delta has more than 270 chapters and more than 850,000 lifetime members. The organization offers more than $180,000 in scholarships and fellowships annually including more than $80,000 awarded to undergraduate students.