About Us

Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) is the academic excellence and leadership honor society of graduate and professional school students. AEL is the only national honor society exclusively for graduate students. Former officers of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, John Capece, Carole Glover, and Suresh Ramamurthi, founded Alpha Epsilon Lambda in 1990 with the specific purpose of recognizing the academic and leadership accomplishments of graduate and professional school students.

Chartered March 2005, Alpha Epsilon Lambda is Virginia Tech’s first honor society devoted exclusively to graduate students. The Society recognizes academic excellence and leadership by graduate and professional school students while striving to enrich the intellectual environment of their education institutions.

Mission

  • To recognize, promote, and foster outstanding and high academic achievement among graduate and professional school students.
  • To provide service to graduate and professional school students and student organizations at Virginia Tech.
  • To encourage and support development of all graduate and professional school student organizations at Virginia Tech.