Honour societies are based on the idea of giving honor to people who show excellent results results in a particular endeavors. Though the field they specialize in may differ from one society to the other, most of them are geared towards educational excellence. This means that one can come across societies that are concerned about excellence in music or art. This translates into numerous societies dealing with different fields. There are also honor societies which act like an umbrella body which cover all the smaller honor society to form one large society that is countrywide.
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. This being because these societies, though different, stand for the same idea. The society may offer it members items such as cards or tussles for recognition but also as a form of a fundraiser. Joining these societies enables members to enjoy a lot of benefits although not everyone is open to join 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. The societies come up with projects form their members to undertake whereby they are given a chance to obtain skills in a particular field. They are also known for nurturing and training leaders how become a source of influence to their peers.
The honor societies membership do not end when one is done schooling but rather follows on recognizing excellence in the career field although they have limited activities at this level because of a lack of a common metrics of measuring this excellence. 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 incorporation of members in different stages of education is also a strategy to ensure that this culture is passed on to the younger generations.