Membership FAQs

Below are answers to a list of frequently asked questions:

What is an honor society?

Honor societies play an integral role in the student experience, and have been recognized by universities in the United States for more than two centuries. The primary role of an honor society includes providing academic recognition to high-achieving students, and establishing professional and social contacts.


What is the International Honor Society?

The International Honor Society is the preeminent organization dedicated to recognition of student success. Membership into the society is by invitation only and applies to undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study, based on academic achievements or nomination.


What does International Honor Society do and why should I join?

The International Honor Society recognizes academic achievement, but also provide opportunities for members to develop leadership skills, positively change their campuses and communities, as well as prepare for future endeavors (internship, grad school, career).


What are some specific benefits?

In addition to recognition, networking, career resources, leadership development, and guidance/support relating to social service – members can apply for exclusive scholarships and awards, have access to a variety of career development tools others must pay for, and are often courted by recruiters for major employers.International Honor Society works to get its members discounts and deals on the things they’ll need most.


How much are the dues to be an International Honor Society member?

The membership costs $30. The dues are used to license exclusive services and to fund select scholarship opportunities. We partner with exclusive services to provide students the tools to succeed. This includes free career guides, job listings and member discounts.  


How do I join?

If you meet the academic, class and ranking requirements, or receive a nomination, you’ll automatically receive an invitation to join.


How involved do I have to be?

The more you’re involved with International Honor Society, the more fulfilling your college experience – and the years beyond it – can be. However, there is no minimum time commitment.


Can I get Regalia for graduation?

Yes. Active members can log in and access the graduation section where you may order International Honor Society gear.


Do I need to maintain to any certain criteria, such as a certain GPA, to remain a member?

Once you activate your International Honor Society membership, you are considered a full-fledged member. Certain scholarships and opportunities may have criteria such as GPA requirements in order to apply.


Is there a refund policy for membership fee?

Yes. Memberships can be canceled and refunded as desired according to our Membership Satisfaction Guarantee. Our primary function is to add value to your academic and professional career, and if you don’t feel we are helping you succeed, we will gladly refund you.


What happens if do not pay future dues?

Formerly active members will still have access to their International Honor Society profile, however they will no longer have access to member benefits, scholarship opportunities, career tools, and any other such premium services. There is no obligation to continue being a member, and your biannual dues subscription can be stopped and refunded at any time, per our Membership Satisfaction Guarantee. Simply contact member services and request a stop to future dues payments. It will be processed expediently. 


Are you related to my university or any other honor societies?

International Honor Society is an independent honors organization and benefits society. We partner with exclusive services to provide students the tools to succeed.


If I transfer schools can I retain my membership?

Yes. Once you activate your International Honor Society membership you may transfer schools and transfer your account to your new university.


After I graduate, will I continue to receive benefits?

Yes. Once you activate your International Honor Society membership there are a number of benefits to keeping your subscription active once you graduate. You will continue to have access to all of the member benefits, scholarship opportunities, and member tools.


Should I put my International Honor Society membership on a resume?

Yes, we encourage you to list your membership on your resume.