Phi Kappa Phi: The Prestigious Multidisciplinary Collegiate Honor Society

Melissa W.
Earlier this week we talked about the remarkable academic achievements of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including her membership of Phi Kappa Phi. So, what does it take to be a member of an honor society with a Supreme Court Justice alum? We’re going to find out!

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Why Do We Wear Square Hats on Graduation Day?

Melissa W.
It’s finally your shining moment: Graduation day! All of your years of hard work have led to this. You’ve dreamt about it for years -- the moment they call out your name and you walk across the stage to receive your diploma amid a crowd of cheers. You’ve picked an outfit for photos and start to get ready for commencement -- you look great! But, one thing stands out -- the square hat with a tassel hanging from it, and you wonder, “who came up with THIS idea?!”

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The National Honor Society of Scabbard and Blade: Recognizing Military Members

Melissa W.
Founded in 1904 by five cadet officers at The University of Wisconsin, The National Society of Scabbard and Blade is an organization dedicated to the United States military officers through a variety of programs. Their mission is “...dedicated to developing aspiring and current military officers that emulate the Five Star qualities while fostering strong joint-service relationships.” Their organization’s vision is that their members will "redefine the standard of excellence for all military members."

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Class Officer & Leadership Stoles Shine Bright During Virtual Graduations

Melissa W.
With virtual graduations on the rise amidst the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, schools are still looking for ways to keep the commencements special and also as normal as possible for their seniors. We’ve noticed a rise in orders for our Class Officer stoles recently, particularly our Class President stoles, and we think we know why: on top of their importance, they look great and stand out on computer screens!

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Gamma Theta Upsilon: The International Geographical Honor Society

Melissa W.
The road to the creation and accreditation of Gamma Theta Upsilon, The International Geographical Honor Society was not easy. It was originally formed as an honorary fraternity prior to WWI by a student at the University of Chicago. The initial attempt to have it recognized as a more permanent organization failed before being revived again in 1924 once the founder, Dr. Robert G. Buzzard, went to graduate school at Clark University. 

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Alpha Phi Sigma: The Criminal Justice Honor Society

Melissa W.
Founded in 1941 by a new director of the Police Science Academic Program at Washington State University, Alpha Phi Sigma aims to “promote excellence in scholarship and performance” in criminal justice studies. It is the only accredited national honor society for criminal justice and serves areas such as police, courts, corrections, forensics, nonprofits, and higher education.

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