Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national honor society founded in 1926 to recognize and to encourage excellence in students seeking careers in the health professions.  The society now boasts 190 chapters and over 160,000 members of which about 7000 are current undergraduates.  Saint Joseph’s began the Pennsylvania Eta Chapter of AED in 1968 and has inducted over 800 members in the past 40 years.  Membership is selective and students must meet the academic standards of the organization by maintaining a minimum 3.3 grade point average in both their science courses and overall curriculum, as well as demonstrating a commitment to the health professions.  Students are eligible for membership beginning in the spring semester of their sophomore year.

For more information about the SJU chapter, please contact any of the current officers or the chapter advisor, Mrs. O’Hara at

For more information on the national AED organization, please visit here.