MEANING OF HONOR SOCIETIES
Honor society is a ranking organization that aims at recognizing excellence in people who are perceived to be within a given peer group. Normally, there are different platforms whereby students can excel in such as academics and sports disciplines. When honor societies get to know that there are students who have excelled in the discipline they are involved with, these organizations make sure that they are able to convince those students to be part of them. Invitation letters are henceforth drafted to the best performers in a particular discipline informing them more of the activities of the society in regards to the discipline. The invitee, on the other hand, is guaranteed to be placed on the list of honor as one of those people who have immensely contributed to and excelled in the discipline that is being looked into.
People who have performed better in terms of academics are often involved in honor societies that concentrate on scholarly excellence. An applicable scenario is when the societies tend to focus on the academic results in a particular subject that were done by students in a specified year. The organization may therefore go ahead to invite that student who performed better as compared to the rest to join their society. Each honor society has a set of distinctive colors that are associated with the group. Similarly members of such organizations can also be identified by the special regalia and robes which they are supposed to wear. A majority of the different special instruments that are supposed to help in identification of members of a given society are not extended to non-members. The honor societies may, however, decide to embark on the selling of its products to people who are not even part of the organization in a bid to raise money that will be used within the organization.
The honor societies are found across the different levels of the education system starting from high schools, university levels and lastly, the postgraduate level. The university level is the phases where most honor societies are found as compared to the other levels. The nature of membership in the honor societies is strictly exclusive. The virtue of exclusivity ensures that at no time, a person will be able to be a member of more than one honor society group. As long as a person is known to be associated and registered with a certain group, he or she can no longer be allowed to become a member of another honor society group. In case a person insists so, he may be relieved of his membership in the former group for him to join the other honor society which he thinks best suites him.