College National Honors Societies
There is no official national honor role. There are hundreds of local and national honors societies (also spelled honour society), and a complete listing of all college honor societies is not possible here. However, many specific high school and college honor society listings can be located with the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). See ACHS. Below is a list of the major national honor societies.
The National Honors Society (NHS): The National Honors Society (NHS): A recognition program and the principal high school national honor society. The national honor society requirements for membership include scholarship, service, leadership, character, and GPA. The national honor society scholarship requirements often include an essay, and are enforced by a group of five faculty council. National honor society induction is generally once a year at a graduation commencement ceremony. National Honor Society Application due dates vary depending on location, and a Spanish version exists as well. See NHS and NJHS.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) : The national junior honors society is a middle school version of the NHS.
National Scholars Honor Society (NSHS): The national scholars honors society is principally for college students. A national scholar honor society member is eligible to compete for scholarships from the organization. See NSHS.
Golden Key International Honor Society: A true international honors society, you can get information on this honour society at Golden Key International Honour Society.
A number of specialized honour societies can be found on our Honor Cords page, under specific colors. Those pages include science, phi theta kappa honor society, nursing, technical, art, music, history, English, French, engineering, education, business, math, and various other specialized fields.
You can also find additional information on awarding honor society membership at our Honor Stoles page.