There are some organizations that call themselves honor societies but they offer their services without the quality standards of accredited honor societies. Some offer their services almost with disregard to scholarship or GPA. Some of these organizations appear to be focused less on promoting excellence in scholarship and more focused on generating a profit.
Kappa Omicron Nu’s roots are more than 100 years old, we’re accredited by ACHS, and have earned the Silver Seal of Transparency by GuideStar.
Kappa Omicron Nu is a member of the Association of College of Honor Societies (ACHS). ACHS is the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. The Association sets standards for organizational excellence and scholastic eligibility, ensures that member societies are structured to advance the interests of their individual members and adhere to sound business practices, and serves as a resource to protect consumers from disreputable organizations that do not live up to the name “honor society.” Since its founding in 1925, ACHS has represented and promoted the interests of more than 92 million honors students.
The mission of ACHS is to build a visibly cohesive community of national and international honor societies that promotes the values of higher education; fosters excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and research; and adheres to the standards of honor society excellence.
Kappa Omicron Nu holds a gold seal from GuideStar for our transparency.
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