NIU Honor Societies
This list, while not exhaustive, seeks to feature all active honor societies on the NIU campus. If your honor society is not listed or the information has changed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to make adjustments. This list is simply designed to be a helpful guide to University Honors students and others on campus.
Check out our FAQ about the differences between an Honor Society, Departmental Honors and the University Honors Program.
University Honors Student Association
The mission of the HSA is to build a stronger community among honors students while giving back to NIU, DeKalb and the surrounding area.
Mission: To promote the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems.
Mission: To encourage academic success among African American students and empower the community through service work and mentoring.
Mission: To recognize academic excellence and achievements, serves to further develop interests, knowledge and opportunities in biological sciences.
Mission: To encourage and recognize scholastic excellence while promoting cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management.
Mission: To promote continued high academic standards, to foster increased communication among its members and to honor academic excellence achieved by those students admitted to college through developmental programs.
Mission: To recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies.
Mission: To confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.
Mission: To recognize fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities.
Health Education and Public Health
Mission: To elevate the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally trained men and women in the health science discipline.
Mission: To promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
Honors Students - Senior
(Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society)
Mission: To advance a spirit of leadership, service and fellowship to further high scholastic achievement.
Honors Students - Sophomore
(Lambda Sigma National Honor Society)
Mission: To foster leadership, scholarship, fellowship and the spirit of service among college students.
Mission: To empower leaders through scholarship, research and leadership.
Mission: To confer recognition upon the student of industrial engineering who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in his/her field.
International Academics, Leadership and Service
Mission: To unlock the potential of each member by upholding standards of excellence in academics, leadership and service.
Mission: To recognize and encourage achievements in the areas of international educational and exchange.
Mission: To recognize and achieve excellence amongst Latinos through scholarship, to promote leadership in students and to help render service through a unified effort.
Mission: To create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.
Mission: To recognize academic achievement among NIU undergraduate political science major students.
Mission: To encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology.
Mission: A non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of investigating humanity for the purpose of service.
Top 20% of Students
Mission: NSCS is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and offers nearly half a million dollars in scholarships annually.
Undergraduates With a Minimum of 24 Credit Hours
Mission: To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.