ARTICLE I. NAME AND INSIGNIA

         SECTION 1. The name of this Honor Society shall be Alpha
         Lambda Delta.

         SECTION 2. The seal shall consist of an impression of a book
         with a circle, with the words, Alpha Lambda Delta, 1924,
         inscribed in the circle.

         SECTION 3. The emblem of the Society, which shall appear on
         the official stationery, shall be a candle set with four pearls and
         one ruby in a candleholder with the Greek letters, Alpha Lambda
         Delta, superimposed thereon.

         SECTION 4. The coat-of-arms, which shall appear on the charter
         and the certificate, shall consist of a gold-bordered black shield,
         above which is a white altar with an open book upon it. From the
         book gold lines radiate. On the shield is a red-tipped white candle
         in a gold candleholder with eight pearls on its base. Transversely
         across the shield is a gold band with the letters, Alpha Lambda
         Delta, in black. The words Alpha Lambda Delta, are inscribed in
         black below the shield.

         SECTION 5. The colors shall be red, gold and white.

         SECTION 6. The pledge insignia shall be composed of three
         ribbons: red on gold on white.

         SECTION 7. The official insignia for initiated members shall be a
         gold candle. There shall be two authorized designs: one a
         ruby-tipped candle with four pearls in the shaft; the other, a gold
         candle without jewels.

         SECTION 8. The insignia cloth of the Society shall be white with
         gold fringe and shall bear the Greek letters, Alpha Lambda Delta,
         and the candle, the emblem of the Society, at both ends.

         SECTION 9. The newsletter shall be called The Flame and shall
         bear the emblem of the Society.

         SECTION 10. The book plate shall have the emblem of the
         Society - the candle - stamped on it, and it shall bear these words:
         "In Honor of Maria Leonard, Founder, National Alpha Lambda
          Delta Presents This Senior Book Award to on in Recognition of
          Continued Academic Excellence."
               
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

         The purpose of the Society shall be 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 women and
         men in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their
         roles in society.

                    
ARTICLE III. ORGANIZATION

         SECTION 1. The members of Alpha Lambda Delta shall be those
         persons who have been duly initiated to the ritual of the Society.
         There shall be no discrimination on account of race, creed or sex
         in the initiation of individual members.

         SECTION 2. Active chapters shall be those installed in regularly
         incorporated colleges and universities meeting the requirements of
         Article XI of the By-Laws.
                   

ARTICLE IV. AMENDMENTS

         SECTION 1. Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed
         by members of the National Council, and upon approval by a
         two-thirds vote of the Council, shall be submitted to the chapters.
         The National President shall call for a vote of the chapters. Votes
         of the chapters shall be returned to the Executive Director within
         one month and the results of the vote announced to the chapters
         and the National Council by the National President. Approval by
         two-thirds of the chapters voting shall be necessary for adoption
         of any amendment.

         SECTION 2. Amendments may be proposed to the National
         Council by petitions from one fifth of the active chapters. For
         adoption, an amendment must be passed by two thirds of both the
         National Council and the chapters voting.

                     
 BY-LAWS (REVISION June, 1999)

ARTICLE I. NATIONAL SOCIETY

         SECTION 1. The National Society shall consist of the National
         Council, honorary members, chapter advisors, alumni, and active
         members.

         SECTION 2. The legislative and fiduciary responsibility of the
         Society shall be vested in the National Council.

         SECTION 3. Enactments of the National Council shall be
         classified as statutes if they are of a permanent character, and as
         resolutions if they are of a temporary character.

         SECTION 4. A National Headquarters shall be maintained to
         execute the administrative and clerical responsibilities as designed
         by the National Council. An Executive Director and other staff
         shall be employed as necessary to function under the direction of
         the National Council.

         SECTION 5. The National Society shall conduct all activities
         without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, religion,
         national origin or disability.

                     
ARTICLE II. NATIONAL COUNCIL

         SECTION 1. The National Council shall be composed of the
         National Officers, four Professional and three Student Members
         selected at large, and the National Editor.

         SECTION 2. The National Officers of the Society shall be the
         President, a Vice President for Finance and Long Range Planning,
         and a Vice President for Chapter Relations and Expansion and a
         President-Elect during the last year of the incumbent President's
         term. If the President-Elect is a current member of the National
         Council, with a year of more remaining in that member's term, the
         President-Elect may choose to serve in the dual role for that year
         or resign the National Council position at the beginning of the year
         of service as the President-Elect. These officers will comprise the
         Executive Committee and are authorized to meet, interpret policy
         and make decisions as necessary in the interim period between
         Annual Meetings.

         SECTION 3. At each annual Council meeting, the National
         President shall appoint a Nominations and By-laws Committee
         from members of the National Council. The Committee shall
         present nominations for officers for vote at the following Council
         meeting. The Committee shall present nominations for Professional
         Members-at-Large at the following Council meeting. In January of
         the year following the Council meeting, the committee shall select a
         Student Member-at-Large nominee. The name of the nominee for
         the Professional Member-at-Large and the nominee for the
         Student Member-at-Large shall be placed on a mail ballot to be
         sent to the chapters on or before February 1st. Each chapter shall
         have one vote for each position. Each chapter shall determine it's
         voting procedure. Chapters not returning ballots shall be
         considered to have cast a positive vote for the proposed
         nominees.

         SECTION 4. Officers shall be elected by the National Council for
         a three-year term, with the exception of President-Elect who shall
         serve for one year only, and shall hold office until their successors
         are duly installed. Re-election of officers is permissible. Officers
         must have served on the National Council. Retiring officers shall
         deliver to their successors all books, records, papers and other
         property of the Society.

         SECTION 5. Professional Members-at-Large shall be elected by
         mail ballot to all chapters for a three-year term and shall hold
         office until their successors are duly installed. They shall be
         selected from current or former chapter advisors or former
         Student Members-at-Large who are employed full time in higher
         education. Professional Members-at-Large are eligible for
         re-election after an interim of three years. They may, however, be
         elected at any time as officers. Retiring Members-at-Large shall
         deliver to their successors all books, records, papers and other
         property of the Society.

         SECTION 6. Student Members-at-Large shall be undergraduate
         students elected by a mail ballot to all chapters during their year
         of active membership in Alpha Lambda Delta to serve a two and
         one-half year term and attend three National Council meetings.
         The Student Member-at-Large must be enrolled in school during
          the term of office.

         SECTION 7. The National Council shall fill all vacancies
         occurring in its membership, regardless of method of election,
         between the years designated for election of officers and
         Members-at-Large. Upon completion of a partial term, a
         Professional Member-at-Large shall be eligible immediately for
         election to a full term.

         SECTION 8. The annual election rotation schedule of National
         Council members shall be as follows:

            a.President, two Professional Members-at-Large and one
              Student Member-at-Large.

            b.Vice President for Chapter Relations and Expansion, one
              Professional Member-at-Large, and one Student
              Member-at-Large.

            c.Vice President for Finance and Long Range Planning, one
              Professional Member-at-Large, and one Student
              Member-at-Large, President-Elect, if incumbent President
              is completing tenure.

        SECTION 9. The National Council shall meet annually for the
        transaction of business, the time and place to be determined by the
        National Officers. No policy decisions nor Constitutional changes
        shall be made at other than the annual meeting. The President may
        call a special meeting to discuss certain specific announced items.
        A simple majority of Council members must be present.

        SECTION 10. A written vote of the Council may be taken,
        without meeting on any question submitted to the Council by the
        President.

        SECTION 11. The National Council shall have the power to
        discipline chapters. Such action shall be taken upon the
        recommendation of a member of the National Council. This power
        shall include placing a chapter on probation, rendering a chapter
        inactive, and revoking the charter and recovering any property of
        the Society.

        SECTION 12. The National Council shall determine the detailed
        specifications of the coat-of-arms and other insignia of the Society,
        and contract for the manufacture of the same. It shall also make
        and enforce regulations concerning the manufacture, the sale, and
        the distribution of the insignia of the Society.

        SECTION 13. The National Council shall have control of the
        financial affairs of the Society and shall provide for the collection
        and distribution of revenue.

                     

ARTICLE III. DUTIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL

        SECTION 1. The NATIONAL PRESIDENT shall be the official
        head of the Society; shall call and chair the meetings of the
        National Council and Executive Committee meetings as deemed
        necessary; shall sign and issue all charters, certificates of
        membership, and official documents of the Society; shall submit to
        the National Council such recommendations as seem beneficial to
        the Society; and shall appoint committee chairs and members as
        prescribed in Article IV of these By-Laws.

        SECTION 2. The NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND LONG RANGE
PLANNING shall perform the duties of the National President in the
absence of the National President, if senior to the Vice President
of Chapter Relations and Expansion; shall work with the National
President and the Executive Director in reviewing society finances
and recommending budget proposals for National Council action at the
        Annual Meeting; shall examine the Society's long-term financial
        position and recommend methods for improvement; shall chair the
        Finance/Budget Committee and involve National Council members in the
        planning process.

        SECTION 3. The NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT FOR CHAPTER RELATIONS AND
EXPANSION shall perform the duties of the National President in the
absence of the National President, if senior to the Vice President
for Finance and Long Range Planning; shall oversee meritorious
service and other Society awards; shall chair either Chapter
Relations or the Expansion Committee; shall keep the National Council
informed about expansion work and shall sign all charters.

        SECTION 4. MEMBERS-AT-LARGE shall participate fully in
        National Council meetings; shall serve on and/or chair committees
        as appointed by the President; shall interact with individual
        chapters and advisors as requested; shall represent the Society at
        installations, workshops, and other special events and shall serve
        in any other capacity useful to the Society.

        SECTION 5. The PRESIDENT-ELECT shall participate fully in
        National Council meetings; shall serve on and/or chair committees
        as appointed by the President; shall represent the society and
        serve in any capacity as assigned by the President.

        SECTION 6. The NATIONAL EDITOR shall be appointed for a
        three year term by the incoming President with the confirmation of
        the National Council. The National Editor shall serve as Editor of
        The Flame, the official publication of the Society; shall participate
        fully in the National Council meetings; shall maintain
        communication with the editors of local chapters and shall serve in
        any other capacity useful to the Society.

        SECTION 7. Each member of the National Council shall submit a
        report with recommendations at each annual meeting of the National
Council.

ARTICLE IV. COMMITTEES

        SECTION 1.The Standing Committees of the Society shall be:

            a.Administration Committee (6 members) President, the two
            Vice Presidents and three senior Council Members-at-Large

            b.Chapter Relations

            c.Executive Committee

            d.Expansion

            e.Fellowship

            f.Finance/Budget

            g.Nominations and By-Laws

            h.Order of the Torch (4 members) one of whom serves as
              chair chosen from National Council members, current and
              former National Council members and/or current and
              former Chapter Advisors.

            i.Publications

            j.Personnel. Executive Committee and a senior
              Member-at-Large selected at the annual meeting by the
              current Members-at-Large and the Editor

        SECTION 2. With the exception of the two Vice Presidents, all
        the Committee Chairs and members are appointed by the
        President.

        SECTION 3. AD HOC COMMITTEES will be appointed by the
        President as needed.

        SECTION 4. All Committees must be chaired by Council
        members but committee members may be appointed from outside
        the Council from former Council members and current and former
        Chapter Advisors of Alpha Lambda Delta chapters at colleges
        and universities.

                     
ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

        SECTION 1. An EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR shall be appointed
        by the National Council and shall attend all National Council
        meetings.

        SECTION 2. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR shall establish and
        maintain a national headquarters office where all monies due or
        donated to the National Society will be received and held, and all
        bills of the Society shall be processed and paid with dispatch. He
        or she shall furnish annually to the National Council a complete
        statement of the finances of the organization; a C.P.A. audited
        account of the receipts and disbursements; and annual budget
        developed along with the President and Vice President for Finance
        and Long Range Planning for approval by the Council. The
        Executive Director shall sign all membership certificates, and shall
        supervise the accurate accounting of all members, mailing of
        initiates' jewelry, ordering of insignia, distribution of The Flame
  and handling of other Society documents and materials. The Executive
        Director shall uphold the provisions of the Constitution, By-Laws
        and Statutes of the Society.

        SECTION 3. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR shall have a
        prominent role in chapter relations and expansion for the Society
        through chapter campus visits and campus expansion visits; and
        shall recommend annually the chapters, advisors, and chapter
        presidents worthy of recognition and methods for recognition.

        SECTION 4. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR shall make
        arrangements for National Council meetings and provide for the
        recording and distribution of Council minutes.

        SECTION 5. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR shall perform such
        other duties as assigned by the National Council.

                     
ARTICLE VI. ARCHIVIST

        SECTION 1. The ARCHIVIST shall be appointed for a three
        year term by the incoming President with the confirmation of the
        National Council.

        SECTION 2. The ARCHIVIST shall assemble, organize and
        maintain records in the library of the University of Illinois at
        Urbana-Champaign.

                    
ARTICLE VII. HISTORIAN

        SECTION 1. The HISTORIAN shall be appointed for a three
        year term by the incoming President with the confirmation of the
        National Council.

        SECTION 2. The HISTORIAN researches, summarizes and
        narrates the history of the Society.

        SECTION 3. The HISTORIAN shall attend the National Council
        annual meeting as an ex-officio member every third year in the final
        year of a President's term.

                     
ARTICLE VIII. ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY

        SECTION 1. Membership in the Society shall be based upon
        superior academic achievement by students during their first year
        in college. (Only credit hours that count toward a bachelor's
        degree can be used to determine Alpha Lambda Delta eligibility.
        Advanced placement credits earned prior to college, however,
        cannot be counted toward Alpha Lambda Delta eligibility.)

        SECTION 2. The student must be registered in a course of study
        leading to a bachelor's degree for an amount of work equal to an
        average full load (usually 12 to 15 hours). Questions regarding
        eligibility arising from exceptional circumstances affecting an
        individual student must be referred to the National Headquarters
        for a decision.

        SECTION 3. The minimum academic average required for
        membership is a grade exactly half-way between grades A and B,
        or the equivalent thereof, and is not subject to reduction by an
        individual chapter. (For example, 2.5 when A = 3, or 3.5 when A
        = 4, or 4.5 when A = 5, B = 4. The decimal should be a .5 or
        above, and not a .49. Other variations in grading systems shall be
        approved by the National Council.) In addition, the student must
        rank in the top 20% of his/her class. A chapter may petition to the
        National Council to raise the minimum academic average required
        for membership in their chapter. The students shall have no
        Incompletes or Failures even if the institution allows "F" grades to
        be expunged from the record.

        SECTION 4. Academic eligibility shall be obtained on the grades
        of one full curricular period, i.e., semester, trimester, quarter, or
        term. Thereafter, the cumulative average of the total hours earned
        must be considered. Eligibility is limited to the first year of
        enrollment. Initiation must occur no later than the school year
        following the student's initial eligibility.

            a.summer school session equivalent to a full curricular period
              may be used to meet the academic requirement.

            b.Any courses taken during a summer session prior to the
              completion of the first year shall be part of the cumulative
              grade point average.

        SECTION 5. Transfer students may be eligible for membership
        provided that they meet the requirements as stated below.

            a.Transfer students who attained eligibility for membership in
              an institution in which there is a chapter of this Society may
              be initiated during their first year of residence upon
              certification by their previous institutions.

            b.Freshman transfer students from institutions that do not have
              an Alpha Lambda Delta chapter, to be eligible for
              membership must have the required Alpha Lambda Delta
              grade point average on the courses taken during the first full
              curricular period in the institutions to which they transfer. In
              addition, the cumulative average of the grades student's
              transfer credits combined with the grades in the institution in
              which the student is currently enrolled must equal the Alpha
              Lambda Delta academic grade requirement.

        SECTION 6. Questions of interpretation or adjustments pertaining
        to eligibility should be referred to the National Headquarters.

        SECTION 7. A member shall remain active for no less than one
        academic year. Offices will be held by sophomore members, with
        the exception of the Junior and/or Senior Advisor(s).

                     
ARTICLE IX. HONORARY MEMBERS

        SECTION 1. Faculty members or administrative staff may be
        elected to honorary membership by a local chapter with the
        approval of the Chapter's Advisors. Any exception must be
        approved by the Executive Director in consultation with the
        National President.

        SECTION 2. The National Council may elect to honorary
        membership individuals who have made outstanding contributions
        to the field of education.

ARTICLE X. INITIATION

        SECTION 1. The chapter may hold an initiation for students,
        currently enrolled on the main campus or in its centers or
        branches, who have met the membership requirements, provided
        the chapter:

            a.has submitted a list of names to the Executive Director for
              inclusion on the National Roll.

            b.has forwarded national membership fees to the Executive
              Director.

            c.has received from the Executive Director the official
              Authorization to Initiate, which means that the names have
              been entered on the National Roll and membership fees
              received.

        SECTION 2. Honorary members may be initiated by the chapter
        in accordance with the procedures prescribed in Section 1 of this
        Article. No National membership shall be charged for an honorary
        member.

        SECTION 3. If candidates for initiation, either at main campuses
        or branches, are unable for reasons approved by the Chapter
        Advisors to be initiated with the class, they may be initiated by the
        chapter officers in the presence of a Chapter Advisor.

ARTICLE XI. ACTIVE CHAPTERS

        SECTION 1. Active chapters may be chartered and established in
        regularly incorporated not-for-profit colleges and universities as
        provided in the By-Laws in Article XI.

        SECTION 2. Active chapters shall have the power to adopt
        By-Laws for local government and for regulation and control of
        their revenues and expenses, provided these By-Laws do not
        conflict with the Constitution, By-Laws, or enactments of the
        National Society.

        SECTION 3. The Chapter officers shall be the President,
        Treasurer, and such other officers (e.g., Vice President, Secretary,
        Editor, Historian, Senior and/or Junior Advisor) as may be
        desired.

        The duties of these officers shall be those described by
        ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER.

        SECTION 4. A Senior and/or Junior Advisor for each chapter
        may be elected annually from upperclass members by a majority
        vote of the chapter.

        SECTION 5. There shall be an Administrative Advisor and a
        Faculty Advisor for each chapter. If not already members, these
        Chapter Advisors shall be initiated as honorary members.

        SECTION 6. Initiation shall be held in the form and the manner
        prescribed by the Ritual.

        SECTION 7. Active chapters shall maintain records and make
        annual reports to the National Council as prescribed by statute or
        resolution. Any statute or resolution may provide, as a penalty for
        non-compliance with the provisions, the forfeiture of the charter of
        the delinquent chapter at the order of the National Council.

        SECTION 8. A chapter may be declared inactive by the National
        Council if it fails for three successive years to initiate six student
        members per academic year.

        SECTION 9. In the event a chapter has fewer than six members
        in any one year, the Administrative Advisor or Faculty Advisor
        and Chapter President shall be notified by the Executive Director
        that, if it fails for three successive years to meet membership
        requirements, it may be declared inactive. A chapter that has been
        declared inactive by the National Council may apply for
        re-activation when six or more eligible students re-organize the
        chapter and a college or university officer plus a designated
        advisor submit such a formal application to the Expansion
        Committee of the National Council. Upon re-activation, the
        chapter will be re-issued a charter, insignia cloth, and chapter
        book.

                     
ARTICLE XII. ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW CHAPTERS

        SECTION 1. Prior to formal petitioning for a chapter of Alpha
        Lambda Delta, the following requirements must be met by the
        petitioning institution:

            a.The institution must be a 4-year and currently accredited by
              regional accrediting association. Four year branch
              campuses which award baccalaureate degrees may covered
              the blanket accreditation awarded parent institution.

            b.A local freshman honor society must be established.

            c.The local society shall have met the membership
              requirements of Alpha Lambda Delta and shall have at least
              fifteen members.

            d.A report providing information regarding the institution and
              the local society as specified by the National Council shall
              be filed by an appropriate administrator with the Executive
              Director.

        SECTION 2. After complying with requirements listed in Section
        1, an institution may file a petition for membership with the
        National Council through the Executive Director. The petition shall
        be reviewed promptly by the Expansion Committee. Chapters will
        be immediately notified of the Council action taken.

        SECTION 3. Chapters shall be installed under the direction of the
        National Council.

        SECTION 4. A charter, insignia cloth, and a chapter book shall
        be presented to the chapter at the installation services.

                     
ARTICLE XIII. REVENUES

        The revenues of the National Society shall come from sources
        described in Statute I - Revenues, Section 2 and 3. The Perpetual
        Fellowship Fund shall be under the control of the National
        Council.

        In the event the National Society should become defunct, its funds
        shall be used for educational purposes.

                     
ARTICLE XIV. AMENDMENTS

        SECTION 1. Amendments to these By-Laws may be proposed
        by a member of the National Council and adopted by two-thirds
        affirmative vote of the Council. Notice of any change in By-Laws
        shall be sent to all chapters by the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

        SECTION 2. Amendments to these By-Laws may be proposed
        to the National Council by petitions from one-fifth of the active
        chapters. For acceptance, these amendments must be passed by a
        two-thirds vote of the National Council.

STATUTES

STATUTE I. REVENUES

        SECTION 1. The funds of the National Society shall be kept in a
        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Bank to be designated by
        the National Council, and shall be paid out by the Executive
        Director only on order of the National Council.

        SECTION 2. Before initiation, a National membership fee of $15
        shall be paid to the Executive Director for each student member.

        SECTION 3. The National Council may grant, upon the
        recommendation of a Chapter Advisor, free membership to such
        students as are unable to pay the National membership fee. One
        free membership for each fifteen initiates, intended for students
        who are unable to pay, may be allowed for each initiation based
        on the advisor's recommendation.

                     
STATUTE II. INITIATIONS

        Active chapters shall send to the Executive Director duplicate
        typewritten lists of names of the proposed initiates upon blanks
        obtained from the Executive Director, duly certified by a Chapter
        Advisor of the chapter. (See Article VIII, Sections 1 through 5 of
        By-Laws.) To assure delivery of certificates and insignia in time for
        initiation, these lists, accompanied by a check or money order to
        cover cost of fees and insignia, must be received by the Executive
        Director twenty days prior to initiation.

                     
STATUTE III. ANNUAL STATUS REPORTS OF CHAPTERS

        SECTION 1. Each chapter shall be required to make an annual
        status report to the Executive Director for consideration by the
        National Council at its annual meeting.

        SECTION 2. Blanks for the annual chapter status report shall be
        sent to the chapters by March 15, and shall be returned to the
        National Headquarters on or before April 30.

                    
STATUTE IV. INSIGNIA AND MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATES

        SECTION 1. Only members of the Society shall be permitted to
        wear the insignia.

        SECTION 2. Each initiate, after complying with the Constitution
        and the Statutes pertaining to membership, shall receive an
        initiation key and a certificate of membership bearing the
        coat-of-arms of the Society and signed by the National President
        and the Executive Director. The certificate shall state the name of
        the initiate, the name of the chapter, and the date of the initiation.

                     
STATUTE V. NAMES OF CHAPTERS

        Each chapter of the National Society shall be known by the name
        of the institution at which it is located.


STATUTE VI. THE CHAPTER BOOK

        The Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter Book shall be kept for
        reference and safety in the office of the Administrative Advisor or
        Faculty Advisor. It shall be the duty of the Chapter President to
        see that the Chapter Book is kept up to date and that all
        correspondence from National Officers is filed therein for three
        previous years, plus the current year.


STATUTE VII. NATIONAL AWARDS

        SECTION 1. Senior Certificates may be given to all graduating
        Alpha Lambda Delta seniors who have a cumulative grade point
        average required for Alpha Lambda Delta membership. These
        certificates may be obtained without charge from the Executive
        Director.

        SECTION 2. In honor of Maria Leonard, Founder of the Society,
        the National Council shall send a suitable Book Award each year
        to each Alpha Lambda Delta senior who has the highest
        cumulative grade point average of graduating seniors. In case of a
        tie, the chapter may supply additional award(s), or may donate the
        book supplied by the National Council to the institution's library in
        honor of the awardees.

        The Bookplate shall have the emblem of the Society stamped on it
        and shall bear these words: "In Honor of Maria Leonard,
        Founder, National Alpha Lambda Delta Presents This Senior
        Book Award to on in Recognition of Continued Academic
        Excellence."

        The Fellowship Committee is responsible for selecting the Book
        Award.

        SECTION 3. A certificate of meritorious service may be given by
        a chapter to a person who has given outstanding service to the
        chapter over an extended period of time upon approval by the
        Vice President for Chapter Relations and Expansion. This national
        award is not to be given to undergraduate students. These
        certificates may be obtained from the National Headquarters upon
        request to a chapter presenting credentials of the prospective
        awardee and reasons for presentation of the award. The certificate
        is to be signed by the Chapter President and the Executive
        Director.

       
STATUTE VIII. FELLOWSHIPS

        There shall be a number of Alpha Lambda Delta Fellowships
        awarded by the National Council annually for one year of graduate
        or professional study. The amount of these fellowships shall be
        determined in accordance with the income of Alpha Lambda
        Delta. Any member of Alpha Lambda Delta is eligible to apply.
        Application forms and current information regarding the
        Fellowships may be secured from the Executive Director.

        Fellowships honoring outstanding persons or events have been
        established in the following order and are currently being awarded:

        The Alice Crocker Lloyd Fellowship
        The Adele Hagner Stamp Fellowship
        The Maria Leonard Fellowship
        The Kathryn Sisson Phillips Fellowship
        The Christine Yerges Conaway Fellowship
        The May Augusta Brunson Fellowship
        The Fiftieth Anniversary Miriam A. Shelden Fellowship
        The Gladys Pennington Houser Fellowship
        The Katherine Cooper Cater Fellowship
        The Margaret Louise Cuninggim Fellowship
        The Maude Lee Etheredge Fellowship
        The Gladys Colette Bell Fellowship
        The Mary Jane Stevenson Fellowship
        The Sixtieth Anniversary Warner O. Moore, Jr. Fellowship
        The Sixty-Fifth Anniversary M. Louise McBee Fellowship
        The Barbara P. Quilling Fellowship

       
STATUTE IX. THE ORDER OF THE TORCH

        SECTION 1. Up to five Alpha Lambda Delta chapters will be
        selected annually to receive the Order of the Torch award for
        outstanding chapters. The purpose of this award is to recognize
        and encourage excellence in programming, campus visibility and
        internal communication in the chapter.

        SECTION 2. With the assistance of the National Headquarters
        staff, the Order of the Torch Committee shall select the
        outstanding chapters through mail and telephone consensus.

                    
STATUTE X. THE JO ANNE J. TROW UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

        Undergraduate scholarship awards will be given annually to Alpha
        Lambda Delta members who have maintained the grade point
        average required for initiation and who exemplify the aims of
        Alpha Lambda Delta. The awardees will be nominated by their
        chapter and selected by a committee of the National Council. The
        amount of each award will be determined by the National Council.
                     

STATUTE XI. THE OUTSTANDING ADVISOR AWARD

        An award for the outstanding advisor in the nation was established
        in 1990. The winner is selected from those advisors nominated by
        chapter officers.

                    
STATUTE XII. THE RITUAL

        Copies of the Ritual shall be kept on file in the office of the
        Executive Director, and may be obtained by chapters upon
        request.


                     Revised - August, 1999