Standards for Recognition of University-Wide Honor Societies

General standards for recognition

  1. A society may be recognized as a Scholastic Honor Society or as a Leadership/Scholastic Honor Society.
  2. The society must be approved for recognition by a body to be appointed by the University President or his/her designee.
  3. The society must demonstrate membership participation in governance and control at both the national (if a national organization) and chapter levels.
  4. Full financial disclosure is required at both the national (if applicable) and chapter levels.
  5. Only the institutional chapter may extend invitations to individuals for membership.
  6. To be considered University-wide, a society must receive into membership persons from a broad range of academic disciplines.

Standards for membership eligibility

  1. Membership shall be conferred on the basis of character and specified scholastic, leadership and service eligibility.
  2. Eligibility criteria here specified are minimum ones; societies may have higher standards.
Scholastic Honor Societies. Eligibility is primarily based upon scholarship.
  1. Upper-division/Graduate Societies.
    1. Must be in the top twenty percent (20%) of their class scholastically;
    2. Undergraduates must have earned at least sixty (60) semester hours, with at least twenty-four (24) graded semester hours at this institution; and
    3. Graduate and professional students must have earned at least twenty-four (24) graded semester hours at this institution.
  2. Lower-division Societies
    1. Must be in the top twenty percent (20%) of their class scholastically;
    2. Must have earned at least twelve (12) graded semester hours at this institution.
Leadership/Scholastic Honor Societies. Eligibility is based upon scholarship, leadership and service to campus and the community. There is no distinction made by class.
  1. Minimum overall 3.0 GPA, with at least twelve (12) graded semester hours at this institution; and,
  2. Leadership and service to be determined by the society.
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