W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society

The National Office of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society was incorporated in 2008. The function of the National Honor Society is to establish, nurture, and link local chapters at other Universities. This national office and the local chapters have been established to honor the memory of Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois by promoting the pursuit of academic excellence in all fields of higher education, to engage in service to others, and to recognize the outstanding achievements of the Society’s members. Induction into this honor society recognizes personal accomplishment and serves as an incentive for continued scholarship.

Our chapter’s goal is to promote academic excellence, to enhance leadership and to facilitate service work in the community. The honor society will honor students of color for succeeding academically, provide incentives to maintain scholarships and encourage others to travel on the same path. Students will be nurtured by faculty and staff and will interact with students from various disciplines.

Members of the honor society will have the distinct opportunity to engage with local city and government leaders as well as benefit from group outings and leadership training. Because students will engage in several hours of service work, students who complete service hours will receive SALT service hours. Though not required but highly encouraged, members will have the opportunity to engage in a SALT capstone project and upon completion will become SALT scholars.


  • Must have sophomore standing
  • Must have minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Membership by invitation only. Eligible students will be invited at least once during each academic year.


  • Serve as LINKS mentor
  • Leadership and career development
  • Certificate of membership, pin of honor and graduation honor cords
  • Distinguished as an academic scholar among family, peers, faculty and staff