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. 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.
Honor societies that are termed as academic organizations usually tend to rely on the performance standards of various students in matters of academics. The results of students during a given year is what might be put into consideration by the societies for instance. The organization may therefore go ahead to invite that student who performed better as compared to the rest to join their society. The various honor society organization are usually denoted by a combination of colors which they are associated with. Likewise, the members of these groups can be identified by the specific types of outfits and robes that they put on thereby enabling them to be associated with the group. Most of these special identification instruments are not availed to non-members. During special events, the honor societies may permit the selling of its products even to those people who are not part of the organization in efforts to raise money.
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. The nature of membership in the honor societies is strictly exclusive. 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 person can only be allowed to join another group once he leaves the former group.