The honor society is an association that strives to recognize people who achieve excellence in different dockets. The major field covered is usually that of educational excellence although the societies are not barred from upholding excellence in other aspects. This means that one can come across societies that are concerned about excellence in music or art. This means that there could be so many honor societies in just one state , each upholding excellence in a unique field. 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.
Since there could be two or more honor societies which concern themselves with the same subjects, the unspoken rule is that one can only be a member on just one of such societies. 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. There are different advantages that one can enjoy from the honor societies though one need to be a member to enjoy them.
Considering that the majority of members are school going students, membership is made easier where the interested parties submit their applications via the school chapter. However, the honor societies require that their members meet a certain criteria as their main objective usually is to uphold excellence. One of the benefits that members enjoy tough through their achievement of excellence is the access to scholarships to pursue that field further. The societies come up with projects form their members to undertake whereby they are given a chance to obtain skills in a particular field. 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.
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. The ability of the honor society to bring together like minded people is of great importance as these people can easily sharpen each other to attain even greater levels of excellence. 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.