Ex Scientia Pax - "Out of Knowledge comes Peace"

Student membership in the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled in a Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management, or Protective Security Studies Program. Some programs in the Protective Security 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

The following criteria MUST be satisfied at the time of induction:

















Once qualified, we invite you to apply for student induction.


There are 3 ways to submit your application for student induction (please note the different requirements for each below):















For Mailed Submissions of Student Applications-

 

Complete the Student Application Form and mail it to the National Office along with your unofficial transcript, faculty letter of recommendation, and a $50.00 check or money order for the application fee. Once we receive your application package, we will begin the application review process which usually takes 4-6 weeks (times may be longer during our busy induction periods).  We will notify you if your application is incomplete or ineligible. Status updates cannot be provided due to the volume of applications being reviewed. If you are applying independent of a school chapter (this means your school does not have an official chapter with our Society - contact us if you would like to start one), you will be inducted into our National Chapter. If your school has an official chapter with our Society, you will be inducted into your school chapter (check with your Chapter Coordinator to see if your school will hold an Induction Ceremony). Letters of recommendation are required.


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 Electronic Online Submissions of Student Applications-

Complete the Online Application Form and upload the requested supporting documents. Once you have submitted your completed application package, you must submit electronic payment (a onetime $50 application fee for lifetime membership) in our Online Shop. When we receive your completed application package and payment, we will begin the application review process.  This process usually takes 3-5 weeks for electronic submissions (times may be longer during our busy induction periods).  We will notify you upon initial receipt of your application and if your application is incomplete or ineligible. Status updates cannot be provided due to the volume of applications being reviewed. If you are applying independent of a school chapter (this means your school does not have an official chapter with our Society - contact us if you would like to start one), you will be inducted into our National Chapter. If your school has an official chapter with our Society, you will be inducted into your school chapter (check with your Chapter Coordinator to see if your school will hold an Induction Ceremony). All electronic application submissions must go through our website portal.  An email confirmation will be sent once we receive your documents and payment.  Please note that you will need to upload a completed Student Application to complete this process.  No letters of recommendation are required as you only need to submit 2 faculty contact email addresses.


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Please note the differences between application methods - Mailed applications require letters of recommendation while online applications require email addresses of 2 faculty contacts (no letters).  


Due to heavy application volume, we cannot provide application updates.  Your order confirmation serves as notification that your file has been received.  If there are any missing items, we will contact you.


For additional information or questions, 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.

1.  Submit your completed application package to your Chapter Coordinator (your school must have an officially sanctioned chapter to use this method).  Please see your Chapter Coordinator for complete details including any time restrictions, or


2.  Mail your completed application package to the National Office (you may use this method if your school does not have an officially sanctioned chapter, or if you are directed by your official Chapter Coordinator), or


3.  Complete the electronic online submission process.  Please note that this is the most efficient method of submission as our application review process is usually faster than the other 2 methods of submission.

1.  Completion of ONE HALF (1/2) of the total number of credits required for your overall program, including completion of ONE HALF (1/2) of all credits in the Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management, or Protective Studies A.S., B.S., Minor, Masters, Doctoral, or Certificate program; and 


2.  Have achieved an overall 3.25 (undergraduate) or a 3.50 (graduate) cumulative GPA or higher (on a scale of 4.0) for ALL CREDITS, including transfer credits, or be in the top 20% of your class standing; and 


3.  Submit all required information, supporting documents with references, and appropriate fees (differs for each method).


Please note that your school does not need to be a charter member for you to be granted membership in the Society. If your school is not a charter member, however, you will not be allowed to participate in any officially sanctioned induction ceremony. Your name will be included in a National Ceremony and your certificate package will be mailed to you.

Student Eligibility and Application for Induction

Joining the Order of the Sword & Shield 

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

 Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society