Adela de la Torre Honor Society



  • Academic achievement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher based on a 4.0 scale
  • Community involvement or work experience
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and team member
  • Strong willingness to promote a positive Latino identity
  • Time and commitment to fulfill ATHS expectations, including meetings and event


Application Process

Completed applications must be accompanied by the required forms listed below (with the exception of the recommendation form, if the recommender wishes to personally send the recommendation form). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Deadline to submit an application.



A fully completed application consists of the following:

  1. The ATHS application. You can find the official ATHS application by clicking on the Forms and Document tab located on the left side of this screen. 
  2. Personal Statement: On a separate sheet of paper, type a one page essay addressing each of the following: To be successful it is important to reflect on what standards you hold for yourself and know what you want to accomplish.  With this in mind, what is your personal philosophy on integrity and education and how would ATHS serve as a resource to attain your goals? 
  3. Extracurricular Involvement: On a separate sheet of paper (typed): please indicate any extracurricular activities, academic honors, leadership awards, community service involvement, employment, etc. 
  4. TWO Recommendation Forms: There is a confidential form included with this application. Please have a teacher, mentor, or employer complete and submit this form to Irakere Picon. Alternatively, a sealed recommendation can be turned in with your completed application. *Recommendation letters from staff and faculty at the Latino Resource Center will not be accepted.
  5. Official Transcripts. We must have official copies, sealed and signed, from your high school (if you’re a freshman student), NIU and all other post-secondary institutions you have previously attended. We will not accept unofficial transcripts or a grade sheet. Please provide your official transcripts at the time you are submitting your application.



Completed applications must be delivered or given to:


Adela de la Torre Honor Society

Latino Resource Center

Northern Illinois University

Attn: Irakere Picon

515 Garden Road

DeKalb, Illinois 60115