When your institution partners with the academic and professional honor society dedicated to the entire Homeland Security Enterprise, your students or certified membership will stand out…


Distinctive Benefits for your Students or Certified Membership:

  • We provide national recognition of superior academic and professional achievement (the honor society acts as the unifying voice of excellence in our discipline).
  • We provide a national forum for the best educated people in our field to share thoughts and opinions on issues of primary concern throughout our discipline.
  • We provide an opportunity for high-achieving individuals to network and build new relationships/partnerships with people throughout the many fields of our discipline.
  • We provide standards of excellence helping our industry to be recognized as a valued profession and true academic discipline.


Exclusive Benefits for your Institution:

  • Your school will be recognized as an “industry benchmark” for educating academically superior students in the Homeland Security Academic Discipline.
  • Your school will be considered a provider of superior academic programs, just as some of the major colleges and universities who have already earned chapters from us.  To date, students from more than 120 academic institutions (including 80+ officially sanctioned academic chapters) have earned our academic distinction.
  • We encourage advanced learning and provide an incentive for students to pursue continued education.
  • Top scholastic student members will be introduced to your organization and see firsthand your dedication and commitment to academic excellence.
  • Earning a chapter from our Society will position your institution as a lead voice in your academic field.  You will have a say in model academic program development as our Society becomes a provider of model program consultation.


We view our Society as the “gateway” for academic excellence across the entire Homeland Security Enterprise.  As an honor society, we want to continue our growth.  To date, we are planning to expand our mission into other exciting areas, such as:

  • Center for Teaching Excellence supporting the Homeland Security Academic Discipline.
  • National depository of college curriculum, model industry programs, best practices, and industry standards.
  • Sponsorship of meetings and conferences with opportunities for speaking engagements, paper presentations, and group forums.


Our current listing of official chapters include:


Official Academic Chapters

  • Adelphi University
  • Albertus Magnus College
  • American Military University/American Public University
  • Angelo State University 
  • Augusta University
  • Bellevue University
  • ​Brevard College
  • ​California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Campbell University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Columbia Southern University
  • Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
  • ​DeSales University
  • ​Dillard University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • ​Elizabeth City State University 
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • ​Farmingdale State College - SUNY
  • Fayetteville State University
  • ​Franklin University
  • ​Georgia Southern University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Immaculata University
  • ​Kennesaw State University
  • LeTourneau University
  • Long Island Business Institute
  • ​Louisiana State University, Shreveport
  • ​MacMurray College
  • ​Marian University
  • ​Marymount University
  • Medaille College
  • Mercyhurst College
  • ​Millersville University
  • Mitchell College
  • Monmouth University
  • National University
  • ​National American University
  • New Jersey City University
  • Northeastern University 
  • Notre Dame College
  • ​Oakland City University
  • ​Pacific Union College
  • ​Palm Beach State College
  • ​Paul D. Camp Community College
  • ​Pennsylvania State University
  • Point Park University
  • ​Purdue University
  • ​Rabdan Academy - United Arab Emirates+++
  • ​​Robert Morris University
  • ​Saint Leo University
  • ​Saint Louis University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Diego State University
  • Sheridan College
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • St. John's University (Founding Chapter)
  • SUNY Canton
  • ​SUNY Jefferson Community College
  • ​SUNY Postsdam
  • ​The University of Findlay
  • ​Thomas Edison State University
  • ​Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Western Michigan University
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Towson University
  • Tulane University
  • ​University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • ​University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • ​University of Central Arkansas
  • ​University of Central Florida
  • ​University of Detroit Mercy
  • ​University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of New Hampshire 
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Texas El Paso
  • ​Vincennes University
  • ​Walden University 
  • Waldorf University
  • Westminster College - Fulton, MO


Official Professional Chapters

  • DRI International
  • The International Society for Preparedness, Resilience, and Security
  • The Loss Prevention Foundation


+++International Chapter

For Schools and Professional Associations Seeking Chapter Membership

Chapters of the Order of the Sword & Shield 

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