Honor Societies at U of M
The following Honor Societies for students of all majors are hosted and endorsed by the University of Montana. We would strongly encourage you to join if you are invited:
- Alpha Lambda Delta
- Golden Key
- Mortar Board
- Phi Kappa Phi
In addition, there are many reputable Honor Societies at UM that are specific to a single academic discipline, such as Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies) and Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science). We would certainly encourage you to consider joining such an Honor Society if you are invited.
If you are invited to join an Honor Society that is not listed above, we advise you to consult the website of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). ACHS publishes a set of guidelines, "How to Judge the Credibility of an Honors Society." In general, you should only consider joining an Honor Society if you receive the invitation from a reputable source whose identity you can verify, such as a local UM chapter officer. If you are still uncertain, please consult with an academic advisor in the Davidson Honors College.
We strongly encourage you to consider joining a reputable Honor Society if you are invited to do so. There are many distinctive benefits of Honor Society membership, as described by ACHS:
"Honor Society members are people-like you-with similar interests and high achievements. They are eager to advance scholarship, ethics, and professionalism in their academic disciplines. Though achievement is its own reward, earning your Honor Society key or pin demonstrates that you have accomplished something that makes you special and puts you at the top of your chosen field. Having an Honor Society listed on your résumé provides a tangible sign of your academic success."