Honor society is a ranking organization that aims at recognizing excellence in people who are perceived to be within a given peer group. There are various disciplines which are okay for students to register exemplary performance, such as in academics and sports. Upon the realization that certain people have excelled in a particular discipline, the relevant societies that are associated with that field of activities find it convenient to involve the best performers to be part of them. Invitation letters are henceforth drafted to the best performers in a particular discipline informing them more of the activities of the society in regards to the discipline. The invitee, on the other hand, is guaranteed to be placed on the list of honor as one of those people who have immensely contributed to and excelled in the discipline that is being looked into.
People who have performed better in terms of academics are often involved in honor societies that concentrate on scholarly excellence. For example, the society will look into the results of students in a particular year with regards to a particular subject. The student who is ranked the highest in that subject of interest may then be welcomed by the institution to join their society. Each honor society has a set of distinctive colors that are associated with the group. Similarly members of such organizations can also be identified by the special regalia and robes which they are supposed to wear. The services of being given special forms of identifiers for members of a given society is not extended to those who are not part of the society. The honor societies may, however, decide to embark on the selling of its products to people who are not even part of the organization in a bid to raise money that will be used within the organization.
The presence of the honor societies goes across all levels of education standards ranging from high schools, universities and even the post-graduate levels of studies. The honor societies are most rampant in the university category as compared to the other academic phases. Membership in the honor societies has some special attachments. As a result of the need for exclusivity, all the avenues that may lead to a person being a member of more than one group is prevented. Provide that a person has been found to be a registered member of a particular group, he or she is therefore not allowed to belong to another group. In case a person insists so, he may be relieved of his membership in the former group for him to join the other honor society which he thinks best suites him.