Freddye T. Davy Honors College : W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society

The National W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society

23rd Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Invitational Honors Conference

Friday, March 22, 2019

Registration forms are due by March 15, 2019

This conference is designed for pre-college students in grades 8-12, school staff, and parents.

Please contact: The Freddye T. Davy Honors College Hampton University for more information at 757-727-5076


WHAT IS THE MISSION?

The mission of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society is to nurture the intellect and motivate students who have potential, but who may not be attracted to nor encouraged to participate in traditional honors programs. This organization is designed to reward performance, not talent. For many people are talented, but not all are successful or productive. The Society’s focus will be two-fold. First, student participants will embrace triple C’s- CHARACTER, COMPETENCY, and CARING. Secondly, faculty who advise and work with students will do so by providing triple E’s- EXPECTATIONS, EXPOSURE, and EXPERIENCES.


FOR WHOM IS THIS HONOR SOCIETY?

  • Students who have potential but who may be reluctant to choose or who are not chosen to participate in traditional honors programs.
  • Students who have a cumulative scholastic average of 85% or “B” or 3.0 or a 4.0 scale or the equivalent standard of excellence.
  • Junior Chapters- 7th and 8th grades
  • Senior Chapters- 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

W.E.B. DU BOIS HONOR SOCIETY PURPOSE

  • Create community
  • Promotes academic excellence
  • Encourages a strong sense of pride through its recognition of student achievement

GOALS FOR ITS MEMBERS

  • Maintain honor roll statues
  • Refine character
  • Promote leadership and service
  • Maintain high principles and values
  • Increase scholarship opportunities

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Want to Establish a Chapter of the National Du Bois Honor Society?

Schools wishing to establish a chapter of the National Du Bois Honors society are required to pay a one-time fee determined by the National Council. For this fee a school is entitled to receive a paper charter suitable for framing and to begin operations of its chapter. At this time, the charter fee is $100. The application for charter and check should be sent to:

The National W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society
P.O. Box 6174
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia 23668


Once Chartered, a chapter must maintain affiliation with the national organization by paying an annual fee determined by the National council. At this time that fee is $25.00

When members are inducted into your chapter, the national office will provide a membership card and an honor society pin at a cost of $10.00 per member. For graduating seniors, the national office will provide an Encomium of Excellence and honors cords to be worn with commencement regalia at a cost of $20.00 per member.