A honor society can be defined as organizations whose sole purpose is to find people within a certain influential group who have performed exceptionally well as compared to the rest. 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. They, therefore, send invitation letters to the individuals who had excelled and enlighten them more on what they deal with in regards to the discipline. The students invited as a result of being of much input towards the contribution of the activities of the discipline that they are concerned with are on the other end promised to have their names featured in the list of those who have excelled in the field.
People who have performed better in terms of academics are often involved in honor societies that concentrate on scholarly excellence. An applicable scenario is when the societies tend to focus on the academic results in a particular subject that were done by students in a specified year. The student who is ranked the highest in that subject of interest may then be welcomed by the institution to join their society. There are a combination of color codes that are specific to various honor society groups. Similarly members of such organizations can also be identified by the special regalia and robes which they are supposed to wear. A majority of the different special instruments that are supposed to help in identification of members of a given society are not extended to non-members. 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 honor societies are found across the different levels of the education system starting from high schools, university levels and lastly, the postgraduate level. Among all these levels, most honor societies involve of those groups that were formed at the university level. The attachment in the honor societies is of a very special, manner. Due to this requirement, there is no way through which a person can be a member of more than one 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. The the only provision for a person to join another group is by leaving his current group.