Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society, advances the core principles of Jesuit education — scholarship, loyalty, and service; it acknowledges, awards, and inspires a select group of students who distinguish themselves with respect to these principles while attending Jesuit institutions of higher education. Alpha Sigma Nu also inducts into its ranks faculty, staff, and administrators who have likewise distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service through their intellectual, civic, religious, and professional pursuits. Our mission is to understand, appreciate, and promote the ideals of Jesuit education by opening minds and hearts to a lifelong journey in wisdom, faith, and service.
The name of Alpha Sigma Nu signifies the Greek words Α∆ΕΛΦΟΤΗΣ ΣΧΟΛΑΣΤΙΚΩΝ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΩΝ (Company of Honor Students).
The Alpha Sigma Nu key bears the three Greek letters together with the eye of wisdom.