Frequently Asked Questions
  Frequently Asked Questions  
Below are answers to a list of frequently asked questions:

What is an honor society?

Historically, honor societies played an integral role in the on-campus experience universities.  Honor societies have been recognized by universities in the United States for more than two centuries.  Today, the primary role of an honor society includes providing academic and professional recognition to high-achieving members and establishing a professional and social network contacts for their members.  The scope of our Honor Society extends well beyond the college years to also help develop members professionally.

What is Honor Society (proper noun)?

Honor Society ( is a membership club dedicated to recognition of its members success and to empowering members to achieve. Honor Society is a great opportunity to maximize your academic and professional potential as well as expand your personal network for future success. As a membership club we offer services providing benefits to members, like discounts for goods and services, such as restaurants, insurance services, credit cards, banking services, and travel services. Addionally, we offer graduation benefits such as honor cords for graduation. Further, Honor Society also offers professional benefits such as job listings and career information.

What does Honor Society do and why should I join?

Honor Society is not your average honors organization. We encourage academic achievement, but also provide opportunities for members to develop leadership skills, positively change their communities, as well as prepare for future endeavors (internship, college grad school, career). Along the way, members make valuable connections with members that can last a lifetime.

What are some specific benefits?

In addition to recognition, networking, career resources, leadership development, and guidance/support relating to social service – members can apply for exclusive scholarships and awards, have access to a variety of career development tools others must pay for, and are often courted by recruiters for major employers. In addition, Honor Society works to get its members discounts and deals on the things they’ll need most, like health and dental insurance, textbooks, and more.

How much are the dues to be an Honor Society member?

Honor Society has three simple and affordable membership plans. The six month membership dues start at $65. Silver and Gold tier memberships offer further significant exclusive benefits. To learn more about premium tiers, visit our premium tiers comparison page. Investing in an Honor Society membership is one of the best gifts to yourself or a loved one. $65 for a six month membership equals just over $10 a month, yet the membership provides members like you with access to valuable benefits, and priceless community and networking opportunities. Honor Society is a community that exists first and foremost to help like-minded achievers build relationships with similar goal-oriented people. It may sound like a frivolous pursuit to some, but building a genuine goal-oriented network and meaningful relationships is extremely hard, and that's our main focus for members like you.

The dues are also used to license exclusive services at no extra cost to society members, to provide the social networking technology and to fund select scholarship opportunities. Honor Society was founded as a technology and benefit driven membership club. We partner with exclusive services to provide students the tools to succeed. This includes career guides, job listings and member discounts. The value of all these resources is close to $1,000 per member if purchased individually, but as an society we are able to negotiate special pricing with such exclusive partners. Honor Society membership provides access to exclusive privileges valued at much more than membership dues ensuring that members get their money's worth.  Membership dues are necessary in order to keep partner licenses active beyond the six month term.

How do I join?

Membership is by inclusive and open to all. If you are interested in joining. please join now.  If you meet the academic, class and ranking requirements of our recognition tiers, or receive a nomination, you may automatically receive an invitation to join.

How involved do I have to be?

The more you’re involved with Honor Society, the more fulfilling your college experience – and the years beyond it – can be. However, there is no minimum time commitment.

Can I get Regalia for graduation?

Yes. Active members can log in and access our online store where you may order Honor Society honor cords, tassels, certificate frames and much more.

Do I need to maintain to any certain criteria, such as a certain GPA, to remain a member?

Once you activate your Honor Society membership, you are considered a full-fledged member. Certain scholarships and opportunities may have criteria such as GPA requirements in order to apply.

Is there a refund policy for membership fee?

Yes. Our primary function is to add value to your academic and professional career, and if you don't feel we are helping you succeed we will gladly refund you within the first 90 days of your dues payment. Memberships can be canceled and refunded as desired according to our Membership Satisfaction Guarantee

To cancel your current membership and receive a refund, please click here. Note: You will be required to log in again even if you have already logged in.

For help or more information, feel free to contact the member services team.

What happens if I do not pay future dues?

Inactive members will still have access to their Honor Society profile, however they will no longer have access to member benefits, scholarship opportunities, career tools, and any other such premium services. There is no obligation to continue being a member, and your semiannual dues subscription can be stopped and refunded at any time, per our Membership Satisfaction GuaranteeSimply contact member services and request a stop to future dues payments. It will be processed expediently. 

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Are you related to my university or any other honor societies?

Honor Society is an independent honors organization and benefits society. We partner with exclusive services to provide students the tools to succeed. Honor Society membership provides access to exclusive privileges valued at much more than membership dues ensuring that members get the most out of their membership. As a membership club, we operate independently and separately from universities and other honor societies.  

If I transfer schools can I retain my membership?

Yes. Once you activate your Honor Society membership you may transfer schools and transfer your account to your new university. You will continue to have access to all of the member benefits, scholarship opportunities, and career tools.

After I graduate, will I continue to receive benefits?

Yes. Honor Society is a lifetime network. Once you activate your Honor Society membership there are a number of benefits to keeping your subscription active once you graduate. You will continue to have access to all of the member benefits, scholarship opportunities, and member tools. Also, there are often scholarship programs to fund graduate school, law school or medical school. Career guides and job listings are also available on an ongoing basis.

Should I put my Honor Society membership on a resume? Is it something people are going to recognize?

Yes. We encourage you to list your membership on your resume. Honor Society has a nationwide network of partners, including universities, corporations, associations, and nonprofits. Honor Society is well recognized among these and many other companies and institutions.

Are you a legitimate organization?

Yes. Asking about legitimacy is an important and valid question. When choosing to join a society it is important to choose a recognized organization that provides real benefits. Honor Society was established as a technology and benefit driven club. We partner with exclusive services to provide members the tools to succeed. This includes member trips, leadership courses, career guides, job listings and much more. The value of all these resources is close to $1,000 per member if purchased individually, but as an society we are able to negotiate special pricing with such exclusive partners. Honor Society is a membership club that provides exclusive privileges valued at much more than membership dues ensuring that members get their money's worth.

How do I get in touch with someone at Honor Society?

We welcome you to reach out to our best-in-class member services team. For instant answers we recommend visiting our knowledge base. For prompt turnaround, the member services contact form is the most effective method to reach the member services team.
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Submit a request:  Create a ticket for Member Services.  (Most tickets are answered within 4 hours during working hours with an 88% satisfaction rate) 
Phone Number: (866) 313-6311
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1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
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Washington, DC 20036 

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How do I stop receiving emails from Honor Society?

Unsubscribing from Honor Society e-mails is quick and easy. Simply click the "unsubscribe" button located on the bottom of every e-mail our organization sends out. That one click will safely unsubscribe you from future mailings from 

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Why did I get an email from Honor Society?

Honor Society invitations are sent to potential members who were recommended for induction by their academic institution, or through our partnerships with scholarship and educational programs. To learn more about our invitation program please visit Honor Society Acceptance Letter E-mail.

Is National Honor Society the same as Honor Society®?

Honor Society,, and the Honor Society Foundation are not affiliated with the National Honor Society or any related organizations.

What is systemic bias?

Systemic bias refers to the inherent tendencies, prejudices, or unfair practices within an institution or system that result in the preferential treatment of particular groups at the expense of others. Unlike individual biases that may arise from personal prejudices, systemic bias is built into the structures of organizations, policies, or society at large. It can manifest in various ways, such as discriminatory laws, regulations, or procedures, but it also can be more subtle and not immediately obvious.

Systemic bias can affect various groups based on characteristics like race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, disability, or other attributes. The key aspect of systemic bias is that it is not simply the action or belief of one individual, but a pattern or set of practices that is ingrained in the system, leading to persistent, adverse outcomes for certain groups.

Why is it Wrong for Honor Societies to Have Systemic Bias?

  1. Undermines Meritocracy: Honor societies are typically based on the ideal of meritocracy, rewarding individuals for their achievements, talents, or contributions. Systemic bias undermines this principle by creating unequal opportunities and barriers for certain groups, making the recognition less about individual merit and more about systemic factors.

  2. Perpetuates Inequality: If an honor society is systemically biased, it contributes to the perpetuation of social, economic, or educational inequalities. Those who are already privileged get more opportunities for recognition, networking, and additional resources, while others are systematically excluded or overlooked.

  3. Loss of Talent: Systemic bias can result in overlooking or ignoring the talents and capabilities of individuals from disadvantaged groups. This is not just a loss for those individuals but also a loss for society, as their potential contributions are not realized.

  4. Damages Credibility: The presence of systemic bias can seriously damage the reputation and credibility of an honor society. Stakeholders may question the validity of its recognitions and may see it as a perpetuator of inequality rather than an institution that uplifts and acknowledges excellence.

  5. Moral and Ethical Implications: Allowing systemic bias to persist in any institution, including honor societies, raises significant ethical and moral concerns. It runs counter to the principles of fairness, justice, and equal opportunity that many societies strive to uphold.

  6. Legal Risks: Depending on jurisdiction, systemic bias could expose an honor society to legal challenges, as it may violate anti-discrimination laws.

  7. Social Cohesion: Systemic bias in honor societies could contribute to societal divisions, as it fosters an environment where some groups are consistently seen as more deserving than others, irrespective of individual merit or potential.

For these reasons, it is crucial for honor societies, like all institutions, to critically examine their practices and structures to identify and eliminate systemic bias. This often involves not just changing specific policies but also undertaking broader cultural changes to create a more equitable environment.