The W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society was established at the Florida State University in 1991 with the induction of 75 charter members. It is a scholastic, leadership and service organization which recognizes the academic achievements of students. The purpose of the W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society is to honor the memory of the outstanding educator, Dr. W.E.B. DuBois by promoting the pursuit of academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.
Membership into the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society is open to all students of sound character who meet the following membership criteria:
- Undergraduate degree-seeking student enrolled full-time
- Must have achieved sophomore status (30 semester credits or more).
- Must have achieved and maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.3
- Must rank in the upper twenty percent (20%) of his/her class at the time of nomination
A formal induction ceremony is conducted every year during the fall semester. Members will be inducted to membership by invitation only. Letters of invitation will be sent to eligible students at least once each academic year.
No eligible university student may be denied membership on the basis of race, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, disability or the inability to pay dues.