Honor society is a ranking organization that aims at recognizing excellence in people who are perceived to be within a given peer group. 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. Invitation letters are henceforth drafted to the best performers in a particular discipline informing them more of the activities of the society 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 societies that are termed as academic organizations usually tend to rely on the performance standards of various students in matters of academics. 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 is ranked the highest in that subject of interest may then be welcomed by the institution to join their society. Each honor society has a set of distinctive colors that are associated with the group. Similarly members of such organizations can also be identified by the special regalia and robes which they are supposed to wear. Most of these special identification instruments are not availed to non-members. The honor societies may, however, decide to embark on the selling of its products to people who are not even part of the organization in a bid to raise money that will be used within 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 university level is the phases where most honor societies are found as compared to the other levels. The attachment in the honor societies is of a very special, manner. Due to this requirement, there is no way through which a person can be a member of more than one group. Once somebody has been declared a member of a certain group, he cannot be able to join a different honor society group. The person can only be allowed to join another group once he leaves the former group.