Chapter Eligibility and Application for Charter Membership


The Order of the Sword & Shield is now accepting petitions for charter membership. Charter membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate program focusing on Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management, or Protective Security Studies. Some programs in the Protective Security Studies field include the following (this is not a complete listing):

  • Computer Systems 
  • Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Security
  • Loss Prevention
  • National Defense
  • Organizational Continuity
  • Organizational Security
  • Peace and World Security
  • Personal Protection
  • Police Administration
  • Private Security
  • Protection Management
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Security Administration 
  • Security Management
  • Security Systems
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism


We make applying for a new chapter as easy as possible. We offer two methods to get your new chapter up and running as quickly as possible:











Complete the Chapter Application Form and mail it to the National Office along with your application fee. We will process the application and provide you with everything you need (including unlimited friendly support from the National Office). If you are planning to hold an officially sanctioned Induction Ceremony in accordance with Society guidelines, you can expect to have your Ceremony within 4 to 5 weeks after submission of your application (a lot goes on within those few short weeks). It is important to plan accordingly and submit your application as soon as possible, especially during our busy induction season (spring semester).  Please mail your completed application package to:


Prof. Jeffrey P. Grossmann, JD 
Order of the Sword & Shield 
P.O. Box 972
Coram, NY  11727


For additional information or questions regarding this process, please email us at Info@SecurityHonorSociety.org.



For Electronic Online Submissions of Chapter Applications...


Complete the Online Application Form and include your official application to begin review process. Once a completed application is submitted, you will be directed to our Online Store to process your application fee. You can expect to be up and running within 3 to 5 business days with all the support and materials you need. you can expect to have your Ceremony within 2 to 3 weeks after submission of your application (a lot goes on within those few short weeks). It is important to plan accordingly and submit your application as soon as possible, especially during our busy induction season (spring semester).  Please note that you will need to upload a completed Charter Membership Application to complete this process.


For additional information or questions regarding this process, please email us at Info@SecurityHonorSociety.org.


No applicant shall be denied membership because of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.


Joining the Order of the Sword & Shield 

 Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society

Ex Scientia Pax - "Out of Knowledge comes Peace"

1.  Mail your completed application package to the National Office, or


2.  Complete the electronic online submission process.  Please note that this is the most efficient method of submission as our application review process is approximately 50% - 75% faster than mailed submissions.

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