Honorary membership, being the highest honor given by the Society, may be conferred by a collegiate chapter or the National Council only upon a person who is not a college student, who has earned a baccalaureate degree, and who has made a distinguished contribution toward the advancement of the goals and purposes of the Society. An alumni chapter may recommend a person for honorary membership, but honorary membership may be conferred only by a collegiate chapter or the National Council.
The nomination must be supported by the majority of the collegiate chapter membership. This form must be received by the National Office at least two weeks prior to tapping. Candidates cannot be tapped until approval from the National Office has been received.