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National Honor Society-MHS Chapter

Chapter By-Laws

Mansfield High School Chapter of the National Honor Society

By-Laws excerpt concerning membership and selection of members



Section 1. Membership in the organization is an honor bestowed upon deserving students 

by the faculty and shall be based on the criteria of Scholarship, Service, 

Leadership, and Character.

Section 2. Membership in this chapter shall be known as active, honorary, and graduate. 

Active members become graduate members at graduation.  Honorary members 

are selected at the discretion of the Faculty Council.  Graduate and honorary 

members have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.


Section 3. Eligibility:

  1. Candidates must be eligible for selection to this chapter must be members of the sophomore, junior, or senior class.

  2. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at Mansfield High School.

  3. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  4. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.



Section 1. The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the

Faculty Council which consists of five faculty members appointed by the 

principal.  The chapter adviser shall be the sixth, nonvoting, exofficio member of 

the Faculty Council.

Section 2. The selection of active members shall be held once a year during the second

 semester of the school year.

Section 3. Prior to the final selection, the following shall occur:

  1. Students’ academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility.

  2. All students who are eligible scholastically (i.e. candidates) shall be notified and asked to complete and submit the Candidate’s Form for further consideration.

  3. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate candidates determined to be scholastically eligible using the official evaluation form provided by the chapter adviser.

  4. The Faculty Council shall review the Candidate Forms, faculty evaluations, and other relevant information to determine those who fully meet the selection criteria for membership.

Section 4. Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.

Section 5. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from this school

will be given an official letter indicating the status of his/her membership.

Section 6. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers to this school will 

be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter.  The Faculty Council 

shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership 

requirements and, thereafter, this member must maintain those requirements for

 this chapter in order to retain his/her membership.