Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. It is the public recognition of accomplishment and the private commitment to continued excellence on the part of each new member. Students selected for membership are expected to demonstrate outstanding qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character throughout the year. They also must assume certain obligations, which must be fulfilled according to the chapter guidelines.
The national constitution defines several obligations for members. First, all members are to maintain the standards by which they were selected (i.e. continued performance at or above the required cumulative GPA of 3.25, involvement in service and leadership projects etc.) In addition, the constitution expects members to attend meetings and to perform both individual and chapter service projects during the year.
National Honor Society members are expected to display exemplary behavior throughout their membership in the organization. For this reason, members of NHS adhere to a stricter code than students in other co-curricular activities. Disciplinary and / or dismissal procedures will be activated for any member of National Honor Society who is found to be in violation of the Whitewater High School Activity Code or receives a code violation warning.
Throughout the school year, there will be numerous opportunities for National Honor Society members to demonstrate their qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character while serving as role models for the WHS student body. National Honor Society members have a profound influence on building a sense of school spirit and a healthy climate for everyone at WHS.