W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society

W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society 

The Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to have its very own chartered chapter of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society!

Established in Fall 2008, the purpose of the Society is 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.

To be eligible for W.E.B. Du Bois: 

  • Candidates must have achieved sophomore standing or above
  • Candidates must be in the top 20% of their class and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.
  • Membership is open to all students of sound character (as defined by the institution) from all academic disciplines who meet the membership criteria.
  • Members will be inducted into membership by invitation only. Eligible students will be invited at least once during each academic year. Lifetime membership is conferred upon induction.
  • Students who want to transfer their membership may contact the new chapter's advisor and will be considered on an individual basis by the chapter advisor and new chapter's officers.

Benefits of joining:

  • Opportunity to be distinguished among peers and university faulty and staff on local and national levels
  • Identification as an individual of successful academic ability and commitment to the advancement of knowledge and scholastic prestige
  • Opportunities for chapter scholarships and awards
  • Local chapter and national leadership opportunities
  • An affordable national initiation fee of $20 (plus a small local initiation fee)
  • Receive a certificate of membership, pin of honors, and graduation honor cord

Looking For More Information?

Kevin Reese, Advisor