Association of College Honor Societies


Association Knowledge Resources

2014 Annual Council Meeting Presentations

Breakfast Roundtables

2013 Annual Council Meeting Presentations

Brandamonium Presentation

Mailpiece Design with Pricing in Mind

Breakfast Roundtables

2012 Annual Council Meeting Presentations

Criteria for Membership - Beta Gamma Sigma membership criteria for domestic and international chapters.

Statement on Conduct - Beta Gamma Sigma guidelines for advisers regarding the impact of student violations.

Resource from Bob Harris - Management Model - All nonprofits have common elements. The mission statement defines the purpose of existence. A board of directors governs while advancing and protecting interests. And a professional staff manages. The Management Model is written from the perspective of staff who are focused on organizational excellence. Permission granted by Bob Harris.

2011 Annual Council Meeting Presentations

2010 Annual Council Meeting Presentations

2009 Annual Council Meeting Presentations

Policy re: Meeting Attendance - This Kappa Omicron Nu policy identifies the national position and offers alternatives for increasing engagement. Approved by KON attorney.

New IRS 990 Form

Sample Intellectual Property Use Policy - Pi Sigma Alpha

Sample Governance Policies - Internal Revenue Service Revised From 990 (2008), Jerald A. Jacobs, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP - Reprinted by permission of the American Society of Association Executives.

Chapter Effectiveness Rubric - This rubric offers member societies an opportunity to increase the accountability for student learning and development in honor society chapters. This rubric may be modified to fit honor society needs.

Sample Language - Removal of Chapter Officers - The following language is suggested as a protection of the national society as well as officers and advisers of chapters in the event that a chapter officer needs to be removed from office.

Sample Constitution (General Honor Societies)

Sample Constitution (Specialized Honor Societies)

Sample Chapter Bylaws

D & O Danger - Associations Now (ASAE publication) - May 2008, pp. 49-53 - This article describes the elements of policies and gives background for what to look for when considering a policy. (If you do not have access, contact [email protected].) 

Sample Governance Policies - New Form 990 requirements from ASAE 

ACHS Chapters and the New Form 990-N - A summary of the experience of members societies and information from IRS informational meetings. This summary provides background before you seek the expertise of your accountant.

Code of Conduct - Kappa Omicron Nu

Conflict of Interest Policy - Alpha Lambda Delta

Conflict of Interest Policy - Kappa Delta Pi

Conflict of Interest Policy - Mortar Board

Conflict of Interest Policy - Pi Sigma Alpha

Conflict of Interest Policy - Tau Beta Pi

Whistleblower Policy - Three Drafts from Tau Beta Pi.

Sample Whistleblower Policy - National Council of Nonprofit Associations

Whistleblower Policy - Kappa Omicron Nu Draft

Document Retention and Destruction Policy - Tau Beta Pi Draft

Document Retention and Destruction Policy - Kappa Omicron Nu Draft

Guidelines for Chartering Chapters - ACHS Task Force Report

Guidelines for Chartering Chapters - Kappa Omicron Nu adaptation of ACHS Task Force Report

Fraud: It Can't Happen to Us . . . CAN IT? - This session was presented at the 2008 Annual Council Meeting by Michael T. Lewis and Christina Solomon of RubinBrown.

Web 2.oh? (Powerpoint*) - This session was presented at the 2008 Annual Council Meeting by Alex Perwich (Golden Key) and John Garvie (Affinity Circles).

Recruiting, Retaining & Training Advisors (Powerpoint 2007*) - This session was presented at the 2008 Annual Council Meeting by Stacy Jones.

Renu Khator, University of South Florida.
American Higher Education in the Global Context - Presentation at the 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa.

Ben McConnell
Citizen Marketers: When People Are the Message - Presentation at the 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa. Complimentary books were distributed to attendees.

Teresa Ransdell, Sigma Theta Tau.
Privacy Issues - Breakfast Breakout discussion at 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa.

Jim Viehland, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Kate Gaertner, Alpha Sigma Nu.
Insurance - Breakfast Breakout discussion at 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa.

Ron Wolfe, Lambda Sigma.
Market Research Affecting the Higher Education Environment & Nonprofit Association - Breakfast Breakout discussion at 2007 Annual Council Meeting in Tampa.

Sarah Shoffner, Kappa Omicron Nu.
Chapter Benchmarks

Adviser as Teacher - Breakfast Roundtable discussion included these evaluation checklists for developing effective and engaged student leaders. Permission for use may be obtained from [email protected] 

Board Policies - Sample policies for board leadership, including ends, executive limitations, board-executive linkage, governance process

Chapter Benchmarks - Elements for achieving chapter excellence

Honor Cord Registry - Member honor cord colors

Logos - Various ACHS logos for downloading

Sponsoring Vendors - Learn more about the vendors who support ACHS

Survival of Excellence - A challenge to restore a focus on excellence


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