Association of College Honor Societies


Standards Alert

You may be wondering why you need to know about honor societies and certification—simply put, not every honor society is what it appears to be. In order for you to become a smart consumer, you will need to have a basic understanding of certification of honor societies and the difference between certified and uncertified honor societies. The tool below provides information for parents and students when selecting an honor society.

How to Judge the Credibility of an Honor Society

If an honor society has not been certified as meeting the high standards of the Association of College Honor Societies, examine the following criteria:


Certified member societies of the Association of College Honor Societies can be found at


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