Honour societies, like the name suggests are societies that honor excellence achieved in a certain field. Many a times they revolve around education although they can also be based on other disciplines where they narrow down to have smaller sub categories on different fields. Other fields that a society can major in can range from scouting to music to art to culture and the list is endless. This translates into numerous societies dealing with different fields. To help consolidate the many societies that can be formed, certain states prefer to come up with an honor society that will somehow envelop the numerous societies available thus making it easier for them to interact and thus uphold excellence as a whole.
Honor societies in the same field only allow membership into one of the societies such that by joining one society upholding excellence in education, they cannot join another honor society upholding the same discipline. The idea behind this restriction is because the societies share the same purpose hence there is no need to join another of the same kind. The society may offer it members items such as cards or tussles for recognition but also as a form of a fundraiser. There are different advantages that one can enjoy from the honor societies though one need to be a member to enjoy them.
These honor society therefore requires interested educational institutions to register with them so that members can join the society directly if they meet the conditions put in place. However, the honor societies require that their members meet a certain criteria as their main objective usually is to uphold excellence. One of the ways in which the societies reward their member is extending scholarships for the members who show great levels of excellence. They also give their members opportunities to participate in projects which benefit both the institutions as well as the members. The fact that the members are excelling in a particular field makes them to have an influence of people which the honor societies nurture by impacting leadership skills in them.
Besides just dealing with school or college going members, the honor society also incorporates the professional members rewarding and recognizing excellence in this level too as these are the members who have moved into the copartner sector from the school system. Another benefit that cannot escape one’s notice is the fact that the honor society creates a powerful network of people doing their best which enables every person to have an opportunity to challenge the ones who are yet to get to their level while at the same time learn from those who are in the level that one wants to get to. The fact that it has members who are of different ages also ensures that this culture is in continuity for a foreseeable amount of time into the future.