The National By-laws contain the specifics for the minimum membership criteria for the four established categories (Article II; page 5):
Persons to be considered for membership must have complied with the following conditions:
(a) They shall be actively involved in advancing the profession of pharmacy through demonstrated leadership in local, state and national professional pharmacy organizations.
(b) They shall possess a high degree of professionalism upon entrance to the Society, as well as the capability to maintain this professionalism throughout their membership in the Society.
Section 1. Collegiate Membership
Those student pharmacists, men and women, who have demonstrated dedicated service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy and are of high moral and ethical character.
(a) They shall have completed one professional year of scholastic work applicable toward the pharmacy degree.
(b) They shall be in good academic standing.
Section 2. Faculty Membership
Those members of the staff, faculty and administration of schools and colleges of pharmacy who shall be initiated by local chapters or were formerly initiated and presently serve as staff, faculty or administrators in schools and colleges of pharmacy.
Section 3. Alumni Membership
Those members of the Society who were initiated during their collegiate enrollment.
Section 4. Honorary Membership
Those individuals who have demonstrated dedication, leadership, and service to the profession of pharmacy, including those members pursuing degrees in pharmaceutical sciences.
Any exceptions must comply with the Constitution and Bylaws of Phi Lambda Sigma. Nomination for all membership categories emanates from the present members of the Society. Prospective members are nominated on the basis of their demonstration of dedication, service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy. By promoting such recognition, Phi Lambda Sigma provides an incentive for the development of future leadership potential for the profession.
For further details regarding membership, please refer to the document “Guidelines for Phi Lambda Sigma Membership Selection Processes.”
Guidelines for PLS Membership Selection Process