Being invited to an honor society is a special recognition that should be accepted if possible. There are only a few chances in your lifetime to receive this recognition, and it is something that can last a lifetime on your resume and list of accomplishments. The networking opportunities with other students, combined with the member benefits and on campus recognition make it an easy decision to join this society. The main benefits I have enjoyed so far is the restaurant discount, the job board and the member honor cord for graduation. I am looking forward to being a member of this society as an alumni as well. If invited, I recommend that you do join.
The main benefit from joining that I have received is the career guides. Those actually are expensive, so being able to access them as a member made the membership worthwhile. I've been invited to join honor societies in the past, but have never joined because they all cost money. The main reason I did join this one though is because of all the perks you receive when joining. Being an Honorsociety.org member actually has paid for itself and that's why all in all I like being a part of this organization.
Just a few days after receiving my notice that I had been placed on academic probation, I received an email from honorsociety.org saying that I was accepted to their "honor society." I gave it some time before I decided to join, and I joined under the assumption that they had not yet received notice that my GPA was 0.882 and were accepting me on the basis of my high school GPA (3.559) and the fact that I had been accepted to another honor society on campus (which is legitimate, and I had joined the honor society before mid-term).
However, I found out a few days after joining that honorsociety.org is a scam. In response, I requested my account cancelled and my money back. The next day, I received an email saying that my account cancellation and refund had been processed (I checked my online bank statement today and the refund is in fact listed as "pending") and I will not be charged again. I am holding them to that and if they make an illegal charge to my account, I will have to contact my bank about it.
There have been other complaints about honorsociety.org charging accounts illegally and without notice or permission, and if that happens to me even though I already cancelled my honorsociety.org account, I will contact my bank, and I suggest that anyone else who gets charged illegally as such, whether currently members or cancelled, contacts their banks and that anyone who is currently a member cancels. For everyone else, if you receive an acceptance letter from honorsociety.org, IGNORE the email and DO NOT give them your credit/debit card information. Do not believe that honorsociety.org is in fact a scam? Take a look at the following sources:
Membership in this society has been worth it for me. I just bought my textbooks, and the textbook discount has saved me over $50 this semester alone. I'm also using the career insider resources to craft my cover letter and resume for marketing internships. The access to academic tools and resources that HonorSociety.org provide are very helpful, and that's why I do recommend joining.
this is a complete scam. The company is not a real honor society. I got an email saying that I was nominated through my college and I was really not, they just somehow got my information. To join the society you have to pay 50 dollars a year. If you don’t think that’s a scam then I don’t know what is.
I signed up with this organization when I received an email about 5 or 6 months ago. was kind of skeptic at first but went ahead and joined. I had never used anything on the site. I tried signing up for the free language course however I was unsuccessful and never could access it. I can count on one hand how many times I've actually been on this site. Today when I got off work I seen a letter from the bank. My account was charged a second time by The Honors Society with out my permission or any notices, which caused my account to be over drawn, with an extra fee added. I was so upset. I am a full time student who works part time to support myself and pay college tuition. When I access the site to get a refund it said to follow the 3 simple steps. However I was unable to locate the management tab. There was not a number to talk to any one. It also said to communicate with a member of the service team by clicking on the link provided. When I did it said "The default mail client is not properly installed." So to every body thinking about joining this web site, don't its a host. I'm contacting the BBB and I'll be taking other necessary actions. If you have experience some of the same issues as me please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't know how there are people commenting about how great this is. IT IS A COMPLETE SCAM! Once you join, you cannot access any of the benefits, and they will charge you $50.00 a year without your permission. You cannot get them to stop unless you take drastic measures. I had to work with my bank for a year to try and get them to stop and had to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. This is not a legitimate business and they are just trying to take money from students who are not paying attention. Sure, it looks great on a resume to have an Honor Society under your list of achievements, but trust me, it's not an accomplishment; they are trying to scam you. If you need something to look good on your applications or resumes try volunteering at a homeless shelter, hospital, or planting trees. This is not a quick or safe solution. Bottom Line: Do not give them your information, no matter how tempting their services sound. They will fraudulently charge your account. I am speaking from personal experience.
I have only been a member since this past summer 2013. I have earned a scholarship from the honorsociety.org, gained access to other outside scholarships and other benefits. I haven't explored all the avenues that this honor society has, but I do look forward to it!
I'm very happy to have joined. The recognition has proved to be invaluable on my resume and during my internship search. HonorSociety.org is worth it just for the access to Vault.com, which helped me land my current summer internship. Thank you.