Potential Member Information

NHS Membership Application Criteria

As a society of excellence, our members hold with great esteem the society's four pillars of Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.
  • Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher by the end of their third semester will receive a letter via email inviting them to apply to  join NHS. Juniors who are not already members are also eligible to apply.
  • With their application, candidates for NHS will submit verification of 18+ hours of service of presence. The service must have been performed within 10 months of applying. For example, hours completed during freshman year may not be applied toward this total. Hours must be recorded on x2Vol within one week of completing service. Sophomores may use their sophomore service hours.
  • Applicants must show involvement in at least three co-curricular activities that meet regularly (one of them may be a sport).
  • SLUH faculty members will evaluate the character of those candidates who submit an application for the current school year. The Assistant Principal for Academics will evaluate each candidate for violations of academic integrity, and the Assistant Principal for Student Life will evaluate each candidate for discipline history for the current school year.

Application Process

  • The SLUH Faculty Council will evaluate the candidate membership forms and faculty/administration evaluation forms to determine if each candidate fulfills the requirements for membership. The selection or non-selection of NHS members is finalized by the SLUH principal.
  • Candidates will receive a letter notifying them of their acceptance.