A ranking organization which mostly works on identifying those people who are within a particular peer group and have performed better is known as an honor society. There are various disciplines which are okay for students to register exemplary performance, such as in academics and sports. After realizing that there are students who have excelled in the discipline that these organizations focus on, the relevant honor societies they try to persuade the best performers in the disciplines to join and be part of the society. The people who had performed well on the said disciplines, therefore, receive letters from the honor societies educating them further of what the group deals in as far as matters within the discipline are involved. Those who have been invited to the society on the opposite end, are promised to have their names included in the list of honors as being part of the people who have played crucial role in the development of the discipline that they are focusing on.
Honor society that focuses on the field of academia often select the people to award based on their scholarly performance. 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. The various honor society organization are usually denoted by a combination of colors which they are associated with. 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 society may, however, decide to sell them to people during special events that are meant to act as fundraiser to mobilize for money that will be used by the organization.
The honor societies are found across the different levels of the education system starting from high schools, university levels and lastly, the postgraduate level. 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. The virtue of exclusivity ensures that at no time, a person will be able to be a member of more than one honor society group. 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.