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Loyola University Maryland Alpha Sigma Nu records

Identifier: LUMD-010-016

Scope and Contents

Loyola University Maryland Alpha Sigma Nu records, dated 1938-1984, consist of correspondence, founding documents including the organization's constitution, meeting minutes, membership lists, programs from induction ceremonies, and reports.

Topics of the documents include admission of women, alumni, the 4-1-4 curriculum, distinguished teacher award, membership, national convention, "state of the college," and tutoring.


  • Creation: 1938-1984

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Loyola University Maryland Alpha Sigma Nu records is the physical property of the Archives and Special Collections, Loyola/Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Biographical / Historical

Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN), a Jesuit honor society, was founded at Marquette University in 1915; its original name was Alpha Sigma Tau. Criteria for membership included outstanding qualities of scholarship, loyalty, and service. Other Jesuit institutions began to establish chapters in 1921. Loyola’s chapter was established in 1942. The initial inductees were selected by Loyola’s President Bunn, Dean Gorman, and the Student Council. Thereafter new members were chosen by incumbent ASN members, subject to the approval of the dean and president, according to Nicholas Varga’s history of Loyola.

Loyola’s website as of 2018 indicated that membership to ASN was conferred on not more than 4% of the junior and senior class. Juniors and seniors who were in the top 15% of their class and graduate students who completed at least half of their program were eligible to apply. Offices included president, vice president, events coordinator, alumni coordinator, service coordinator, faculty advisor, and chapter coordinator.

Over its lifetime, activities of ASN have included presenting lecture series, sponsoring a tutoring program, reporting on the "State of the College," and organizing the vote for distinguished teacher awards.


“FAQ." Alpha Sigma Nu, Loyola University Maryland, Accessed 6 December 2018.

Varga, Nicholas. Baltimore’s Loyola, Loyola’s Baltimore 1851-1986. Baltimore: The Maryland Historical Society, 1990.


.71 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box, 1 half-size legal document box)

Language of Materials



Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN), a Jesuit honor society, was established at Loyola University Maryland in 1942. This collection, dated 1938-1984, consists of correspondence, founding documents, meeting minutes, membership lists, programs, and reports.


This collection is organized chronologically by year.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in this collection were transferred to the Archives by various university offices and individuals affiliated with the university.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2018 by Christina Meninger.

Guide to the Loyola University Maryland Alpha Sigma Nu records
Christina Meninger and Jack Ray
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Repository Details

Part of the Loyola University Maryland Archives Repository

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