Academic achievement is a priority in Alpha Gamma Delta. A new member must have a current grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent to be initiated. Each member must work to maintain the chapter's scholarship requirement of 2.9 to remain in Good Standing with the International Fraternity. Each chapter has an officer committed to the scholastic strength of its members. They encourage each member through programming and meetings to be their academic best!


As one of Alpha Gam’s 11 Founders, Marguerite Shepard showed a great commitment to both academics and the Fraternity. She graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She later became Alpha Gam’s first Grand Vice President then second Grand President. Her great influence was the inspiration for the Marguerite Shepard Program which serves as our official term-based scholastic recognition.

We offer a variety of scholastic recognitions for both our members and our chapters. The most visible component of the Marguerite Shepard Program is its scholastic recognition. Recognition opportunities for Alpha Gam’s collegiate members fall into the Red, Buff and Green Academic Honor Societies based on the following criteria:

Recognition for Alpha Gam’s collegiate chapters are contained within the Diamond, Pearl and Gold Academic Honor Societies is based on the following criteria:

Congratulations to our latest award recipients! #BeLikeMarguerite