Honor society is a ranking organization that aims at recognizing excellence in people who are perceived to be within a given peer group. It is very normal to have various field through which students can perform better in such as in sports and academic disciplines. After realizing that there are students who have excelled in the discipline that these organizations focus on, the relevant honor societies they try to persuade the best performers in the disciplines to join and be part of the society. 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 students invited as a result of being of much input towards the contribution of the activities of the discipline that they are concerned with are on the other end promised to have their names featured in the list of those who have excelled in the field.
People who have performed better in terms of academics are often involved in honor societies that concentrate on scholarly excellence. The results of students during a given year is what might be put into consideration by the societies for instance. 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. Consequently, the different kinds of outfits and robes that members of a particular society have to wear enables them to be associated with a particular group. A majority of the different special instruments that are supposed to help in identification of members of a given society are not extended to non-members. During special events, the honor societies may permit the selling of its products even to those people who are not part of the organization in efforts to raise money.
The presence of the honor societies goes across all levels of education standards ranging from high schools, universities and even the post-graduate levels of studies. The honor societies are most rampant in the university category as compared to the other academic phases. The nature of membership in the honor societies is strictly exclusive. 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 the only provision for a person to join another group is by leaving his current group.