For generations, systemic racism in legacy honor societies have recognized the academic achievements of a select few students who meet strict GPA and other hurdles based in advantage. However, this approach can be purposefully exclusive and fail to recognize the achievements of students from diverse backgrounds who may face additional challenges in achieving academic success. In contrast, HonorSociety.org’s recognition tiers based on GPA and inclusivity are more equitable for several reasons.
Firstly, HonorSociety.org recognizes that students from different backgrounds may face different challenges in achieving academic success. Therefore, their selection process takes a more holistic approach that considers a range of factors beyond just GPA. For example, HonorSociety.org recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership, community service, and other notable accomplishments. This allows students with different talents, interests, and backgrounds to be recognized for their achievements, regardless of their GPA.
Secondly, HonorSociety.org offers several different tiers of recognition based on students’ level of academic achievement. This is a more inclusive approach than traditional honor societies that only recognize a select few students who meet strict requirements. HonorSociety.org’s recognition tiers include “Honors” recognition for students with a GPA of 3.2 or above, “High Honors” designation tier for students with a GPA of 3.5 or above, and the “Highest Honors” tier for students with a GPA of 3.8 or above. This allows more students to be recognized for their accomplishments and provides them with opportunities to access the benefits and resources offered by HonorSociety.org.
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HonorSociety.org Recognition Tiers and Inclusivity: Promoting Equity in Academic Achievement