Definition of honor society in English:

honor society


  • An organization for high-school or college students of high academic achievement.

    • ‘In 1973, when John Hope Franklin was elected president of Phi Beta Kappa, he became the first African American to head the nation's leading academic collegiate honor society, dating from 1776.’
    • ‘Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.’
    • ‘I've got responsibilities like cheerleading, student council, national honor society, and many others.’
    • ‘Under Cousins's direction between 1958 and 1991, Psi Chi's membership grew by more than 500 percent and the honor society earned acceptance into the Association of College Honor Societies.’
    • ‘Few academic organizations can claim to have conferred as much prestige on America's most competitive colleges and universities and their top students as the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.’
    • ‘Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society which recognizes superior scholarship in all academic disciplines.’
    • ‘The administration said they'd give him scholarship money towards college if he joined the honor society.’
    • ‘In 2006, Michelle's scholarly work and her dedication to teaching and learning and to her Salem State students resulted in her induction into the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi all-discipline honor society.’
    • ‘‘I was in the Phi Eta Sigma honor society in pharmacy, but by the time I got to my sophomore year I had no passion for it,’ he explains.’
    • ‘She is a member of the national nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau, and she maintains certifications as a medical-surgical clinical nurse specialist and a wound, ostomy, and continence nurse.’
    • ‘They discussed the association's origins, the history of the International Congress and the key roles of two women, Ruth Cousins and Ruth Guilford, in the development of the honor society.’
    • ‘Rachel was bright and hard-working, took straight honors and advanced placement courses, and was involved with the orchestra, the honor society, the choir, and the school musicals.’
    • ‘At James Monroe High School in New York City, Milgram was a member of Arista, the honor society, and became editor of the Science Observer, a school newspaper.’
    • ‘Susan is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society and one of the newest members of the board of directors of the American Professional Wound Care Association.’
    • ‘Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle was recently inducted into the honor society, Phi Kappa Phi, and was also the main speaker at the ceremonies.’
    • ‘Younger students are more likely to have received college graduation honors and other awards and to have been elected to a national honor society.’
    • ‘Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society, will hold its annual egg catapult competition.’
    • ‘Girls, allegedly timorous and lacking in confidence, now outnumber boys in student government, in honor societies, on school newspapers, and in debating clubs.’
    • ‘Career services offices, faculty members and professional academic advisers facilitate this process, as do campus organizations and honor societies.’
    • ‘Teachers are privy to information on honor societies, school clubs, internships, or educational organizations.’


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