Strength and Honor - Virtūs et Honos
The Honor Society motto of Strength and Honor was chosen to uniquely represent the attributes we value as an organization. We wanted to chose something that exemplifies both the historical significance of what an honor society was, but also symbolizes what Honor Society should represent in today's world.
The Strength and Honor phrase is derived from the latin Virtūs et Honos. Virtūs directly translates to strength, courage, excellence and et Honos means "and Honor". These words strongly signify what we hold to be a valuable part of character excellence in our members. The terms "Strength" and "Honor" have deeply rooted meaning in historical text as having both a mutual respect for one another as well as trust amongst a group of peers. Strength has a physical component to it, but more importantly respresents the strength of character a person has.
Our honor society strives to help members succeed and develop a strong character that will help them achieve more in life.
As we grow as a society, it has become more and more important to explicitly define the core values from which we develop our culture, our mission, and our decision-making framework. For more details, please see our Core Values page.
Honor Societies are a rich tradition with a history that spans over 200 years. Honor Society aims to recognize the achievements of its members as well as help and inspire them to achieve more. Read more about Honor Society here.
Honor Society seeks to promote excellence in every aspect of a member’s life. These policies are in place to protect the organization’s standard of excellence, but more importantly, the well-being of our members. The goals of Honor Society include, but are not limited to: exclusive benefits, scholarship, community and recognition.
Some specific policies (For meetings, events, or otherwise) to note are:
Foul/unprofessional language is prohibited. Also, please avoid using slang or street terms when speaking.
Appropriate Attire. If you plan on making an appearance in your snapchats, make sure your attire is appropriate. (By appropriate, we mean wearing something that you would feel comfortable in around your family or at your place of employment).
Public Ridicule of other members, jokingly or otherwise. As an organization, Honor Society strives for professionalism and leadership. Publicly embarrassing or ridiculing another member is strictly prohibited. Such behavior is not consistent with our ideals and and a member may be subject to disciplinary action for displaying conduct unbecoming a member of our organization
Appropriate use of Social Media. Members are entitled to expressing their own opinions and posting what they want, but when attaching Honor Society name to it, all posts should be professional. Any policies that apply to members in life also apply to their use of social media when citing Honor Society or referencing the HonorSociety.org website. Take care to personify the organization in a positive way. For pictures or videos, wear clothing that is in good taste, speak carefully, and exhibit appropriate behavior.