Centennial Honors College

Student Organizations

Students in the Centennial Honors College are often invited to join a variety of national organizations that recognize students for academic performance. Among these are the following:


Honors Mentor Program Honors Mentors act as role models and resources to students in the Pre-Honors program.  By building a connection with their mentees, they support them during their transition to WIU and help them in their journey to becoming a full-fledged Honors students.  Honors Mentors also represent the Honors College during various campus recruitment events. 

The Student Honors Association (SHA) is the official student organization of the Centennial Honors College. Any student participating in the Honors program may join this organization.

Blue Key  is an honorary fraternity for junior and senior students who have combined academic achievement and co-curricular involvement. The purpose of Blue Key is to recognize and honor upper division students who have shown outstanding qualities of scholarship, service, and leadership. For more information contact the Office of Student Activities 309-298-3232.

Golden Key is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. 

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board members represent the top scholars and leaders on their campuses. For more information contact the Office of Student Activities 309-298-3232.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honor society inviting high-achieving freshmen and sophomores. Members must rank in the top 20 percent of their class and have an accumulative GPA of 3.4 or above.

Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline national honor society. For more information see the WIU Chapter Website .

Phi Alpha Delta is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college freshmen which encourages and rewards academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning. For more information contact the Centennial Honors College 309-298-2228.

Phi Theta Kappa is an alumni association dedicated to the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of Western Illinois University.

The Presidents Institute is the first student-run think tank in the nation.  This student organization brings students from every discipline to collaborate, create and offer solutions.  With personal interests and passion as a guide, all have a place in The Presidents Institute