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

Ex Scientia Pax - "Out of Knowledge comes Peace"

Student Online Application 

Complete the form below and submit it along with your unofficial transcript and any supporting materials (please note that we only ask for the names and email addresses of 2 faculty members who might provide a recommendation for you in the event we deem your application needs to be supported). Once you have submitted your application, you will be directed to our online store to provide an electronic payment of $75, which covers application processing. When we receive your completed application package and payment, we will begin our review process which may take several months, especially during our busy induction periods. We will notify you upon initial receipt of your payment and ONLY 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), 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).  


Please complete the form below and be sure to attach all required documents.  You will be directed to our online store for payment upon completion.  Please contact us at jgrossmann@ossnhs.com for any questions.

By clicking "Submit", I assert that all information provided in my application is true and accurate.  I understand that If granted academic membership in the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society (Omicron Sigma Sigma), I will accept its mission and the values of ethics, excellence, knowledge, and peace. I promise to promote these values and to abide by all policies and procedures of the Society. I also pledge to use my education for the benefit of my community, nation, and the world in which we live.‚Äč