Honour societies, like the name suggests are societies that honor excellence achieved in a certain field. The major field covered is usually that of educational excellence although the societies are not barred from upholding excellence in other aspects. For instance, one can find an honor group dealing with art or scouting movement. This translates into numerous societies dealing with different fields. To help consolidate the many societies that can be formed, certain states prefer to come up with an honor society that will somehow envelop the numerous societies available thus making it easier for them to interact and thus uphold excellence as a whole.
Honor societies in the same field only allow membership into one of the societies such that by joining one society upholding excellence in education, they cannot join another honor society upholding the same discipline. The idea behind this restriction is because the societies share the same purpose hence there is no need to join another of the same kind. The society may offer it members items such as cards or tussles for recognition but also as a form of a fundraiser. There are numerous benefits that accrue from a person becoming a member of society groups.
These honor society therefore requires interested educational institutions to register with them so that members can join the society directly if they meet the conditions put in place. Bearing in mind that this is an excellence society, they have set criterion which one must meet for them to be considered for membership into the society. One of the benefits that members enjoy tough through their achievement of excellence is the access to scholarships to pursue that field further. The societies come up with projects form their members to undertake whereby they are given a chance to obtain skills in a particular field. Leadership training is also another advantage that they members get to enjoy which is felt by the influence they have on their pears.
The honor society is not just limited to the school systems even though this is where the majority of their members are, but puts into account the members who are already into the career field because most have just graduated from the tertiary institutions. The other important aspect with the honor societies is that they allow for members to help each other become even better in their core competences because the society brings together people who have achieved different levels of excellence. The incorporation of members in different stages of education is also a strategy to ensure that this culture is passed on to the younger generations.