Congratulations to recent Inductee Sergeant First Class James Fergurgur of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Chapter.  SFC Fergurgur (pictured with his family) is a member of the inaugural class inducted at UAF, part of the Homeland Security & Emergency Management Program at the University.

New Member Spotlight

Recently, several chapters united to participate in the latest community event geared towards young elementary school children. Members of the St. John’s University, Adelphi University, and the National Chapter held a “safety and emergency” day event at the St. William the Abbot Elementary School in Seaford, NY. “Presenting safety and emergency information to 1-3 grade students was an amazing experience” said Rosemary Hartofilis, an Ambassador of the Society and current graduate student at St. John’s University. Rosemary added, “The team worked really hard in preparing for this event”. Fellow graduate student and Ambassador Willy Gomez added, “The kids were fantastic, they were really into the discussion and understood the importance of the topics”. Joining Rosemary and Willy were Society Intern Patrick Knab, and inducted members Samuel Geffen, Felicia Jaffe-Alleyne, and Raymond Hughes.

Chapters Unite to Teach Young Children About Safety











Chapter Spotlight

Chapter Honoring a Fallen Hero

Members of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Chapter of the Society will be planting a tree in honor of the memory of fallen police officer Ashley Guindon, an alumna of ERAU. Officer Guindon was killed on February 27, 2016, one day after being sworn into law enforcement. This memorial will join a scholarship created by ERAU in the name of Officer Guindon, which will be awarded to a sophomore or junior pursuing a degree in homeland security or global conflict studies. 

Chapter Spotlight

The Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society - Omicron, Sigma, Sigma, is committed to helping local communities prepare for safety and emergency situations, and sponsors/supports informational events throughout the year.

St. John's University, Adelphi University, and the National Chapter in Action...

Professional Applicants

If you meet our qualifications, we invite you to apply for induction here.   

Chapter Applications

If your school/program is interested in becoming a charter member, we invite you to apply here.   

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Chapter Visits Newly Opened 9/11 Museum in NYC

The Academic and Professional Honor Society for Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management, and all Protective Security Disciplines.

Selected Photos of the Society

2018 Induction Ceremony, Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Our Inducted members come from over 120 of the top academic institutions across the United States.  With more than 60 active chapters, the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society is the largest and most respected organization representing the Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management, Cyber and Information Security, and all Protective Security disciplines.  We are the only honor society to represent the entire homeland security mission, and have been universally recognized as the leading voice in academic recognition in our emerging curriculum.

 Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society

Members of the St. John’s University Chapter represented the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at the 9/11 Tribute Center and Memorial Museum in New York City recently. After a moving and informative tour of the 9/11 Tribute Center, members received a special presentation from one of the survivors of the 9/11 attacks.  After this special presentation, members of the Society visited the newly established 9/11 Memorial Museum, adjacent to the memorial fountains.

A memorial service to honor graduate Ashley Guindon at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. 

Student Applicants

If you meet our qualifications, we invite you to apply for induction here.