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 by the end of their sophomore or junior year will receive a letter via email inviting them to complete an application to join NHS.
  • In their application, candidates for NHS will submit verification of 18+ hours of service to the greater community. The service must have been performed between June 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021. Hours must be recorded on x2Vol within one week of completing service. 
  • Due to the global pandemic and the restrictions placed on all of us, Service of Presence has been expanded to include any kind of service for the betterment of the larger community. 
  • Examples of service include helping a neighbor with yard work, grocery shopping for an elderly family member, or volunteering with an outdoor gardening project. Sophomore service can be applied toward this requirement.
  • Participation in three activities that meet regularly (two of which must be SLUH-related).
  • SLUH faculty members will evaluate the character of those candidates who submit the membership forms 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.