​​Order of the Sword & Shield
The Academic and Professional Honor Society
for all Homeland Security Disciplines

Ex Scientia Pax - "Out of Knowledge comes Peace"

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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, Cyber and Information Security, or Protective Security Studies. Some programs in the Protective Security Studies field include the following (this is not a complete listing):

  • Computer Systems ​Security
  • Corporate Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • ​Forensics
  • Information Assurance
  • 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



Submit your Application Today!








Once a completed application with payment is submitted, we will begin the application review process. 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 3 to 4 weeks after application approval (a lot goes on within those first few 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 submit a onetime application processing fee of $125.00 at the time of application submission.  Should you wish to have a school check sent to us instead, please contact us to arrange receipt.


For additional information or questions regarding this process, please email us at jgrossmann@ossnhs.com.


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