Honor Society Question

  1. I have a question. I have recently been recognized to be inducted in the Honor Society at my school. They explained to us that we will get a extra seal on our diploma when we graduate stating that we were a member and that we could join the Honor Society for a small monthly due. My question is what does the Honor Society do? My instructors are not familiar with it all they know is that we get a special dinner and induction ceremony if we decide to join. Has anyone been/is a member, any input would be appreciated.
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  3. by   iHeartNICU
    Are you talking about Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society....or is it just your school's honor society? I just got inducted to Sigma Theta Tau last week. The only thing I know of for sure is that I have heard that it looks good on your resume. That's really all I know about it though.
  4. by   caliotter3
    If it is Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society, I would join. It does look good on your resume in the future. If you actively participate, it might even help when networking for future employment. I was invited to join an honor society at my school at one point, but it was school related and nothing to do with nursing so I opted out.
  5. by   APBT mom
    No I don't know what it's called. I wasn't sure that the school could make one up I will have to figure out who to talk to about this at school. It's just hard because I'm in the night class and the people who have the answers are their during the day and don't know how to answer their phones. Thanks for replying.
  6. by   WDWpixieRN
    The cc I attend offers a couple of honors societies....there's the Honors Program itself which allows you take a set # of units and then have your diploma certified as having graduated "with Honors"; you also qualify for Honors scholarships which were pretty easy to come by. Additionally, there's Phi Theta Kappa which is the "International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges"; that involved a one-time membership fee and has available some pretty nice transfer scholarships if you move on to a university. There are also specialty honor groups such as for the psychology department, etc.

    Additionally, when I attended a four-year school for my bachelor's, there were many honors groups available; I was in the business school and there were at least 3 I was offered while taking classes.

    I almost always take the opportunity to join these groups when offered. They always look good on a resume, but do take some time to find out what the benefits may be, particularly if they're charging monthly fees/dues. That's a new one on me. Most require a one-time fee to join.

    Best wishes -- and congratulations!!
  7. by   Logos
    I got some honor thing and an invitation in the mail- a few times- but I never went- I don't really know- but I have looked at hundreds of resumes- in my current position I do hiring and I have never seen anybody put down that they belonged to an honor society on their resume. If it's not a Nursing honor society I would save my money.