FAQ: Academic Honor Societies

03 Feb

Each year, students across the country are recognized for outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement by numerous different honor societies. Wake Forest, too, awards student achievement. Here are a few of the organizations on campus:

Golden Key International Honour Society

Each year, students who rank in the top 15% of the class are invited to join Golden Key International Honour Society. This national organization was founded upon three pillars: Academics, Leadership, and Service. Wake’s chapter of Golden Key provides members with service opportunities and encourages allWakeForeststudents to participate in service through annual events like the ACC food drive. The society emphasizes academic success and leadership by hosting guest speakers on campus. Golden Key also provides scholarship and career opportunities to members of the society nationwide.

Mortar Board

Since 1918, Mortar Board National Honor Society has recognized college seniors throughout the country for their achievements in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. AtWakeForest, the Tassel Chapter selects the top scholars and leaders on campus for membership. Mortar Board members participate in service events at Wake such as D.E.S.K., Campus Kitchen, and Wake n Shake. They also host an academic collegiate symposium at which Mortar Board members are invited to present their work to an academic panel.

Order of Omega

Founded in 1959, Order of Omega is comprised on junior and senior members of Greek organizations based on scholarship, leadership, and involvement within their organization, within the Greek system, on campus, and in the local community. Its purpose is to recognize and unite those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities.

 Omicron Delta Kappa

 Every February, members of ODK are recognized at the Founders Day Convocation in Wait Chapel. Outstanding undergraduate junior and senior students, as well as graduate students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni, are granted membership based on scholarship, athletic accomplishment, campus and community service, social and religious involvement, campus government participation, and achievements in media and the arts. ODK is the first national college honor society to recognize members for leadership and service in extracurricular activities.

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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Strategies


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