DEFINING HONOR SOCIETIES.
A ranking organization which mostly works on identifying those people who are within a particular peer group and have performed better is known as an honor society. Normally, there are different platforms whereby students can excel in such as academics and sports disciplines. Upon the realization that certain people have excelled in a particular discipline, the relevant societies that are associated with that field of activities find it convenient to involve the best performers to be part of them. They, therefore, send invitation letters to the individuals who had excelled and enlighten them more on what they deal with 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.
Honor society that focuses on the field of academia often select the people to award based on their scholarly performance. 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 student who emerged the best in the subject of discussion may, therefore, be welcomed by the institution to be part of them. There are a combination of color codes that are specific to various honor society groups. Likewise, the members of these groups can be identified by the specific types of outfits and robes that they put on thereby enabling them to be associated with the group. The services of being given special forms of identifiers for members of a given society is not extended to those who are not part of the society. The honor society may, however, decide to sell them to people during special events that are meant to act as fundraiser to mobilize for money that will be used by 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 honor societies are most rampant in the university category as compared to the other academic phases. Membership in the honor societies has some special attachments. Due to this requirement, there is no way through which a person can be a member of more than one 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. The the only provision for a person to join another group is by leaving his current group.