ACHS, the Association of College Honor Societies, establishes and maintains the standards for all of the national/international honor societies – approximately seventy societies of various disciplines.
From the ACHS website…
“The Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), founded in 1925, is the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. ACHS sets standards for organizational excellence and for scholastic eligibility for the various categories of membership: general, specialized, leadership, freshman, and two-year honor societies. To assure member participation in governance, honor societies must be structured on a membership basis so that the interests of individual members are advanced.
Members and society-at-large are protected by the standards of excellence of the Association of College Honor Societies. Not all organizations calling themselves “honor societies” subscribe to the high honors’ standards of ACHS. Candidates for membership should assure that the honor society in question meets the rigorous standards of ACHS—both the business model and the scholastic eligibility criteria.”
SBD is proud to have been a member of this body since 1994 and must file periodic reaffirmation documents with ACHS. The ACHS web site publishes a list and describes each member society. Please watch the ACHS video on the homepage to learn about honor societies and the benefits of ACHS membership.
Beta Gamma Sigma is a sister honor society that specializes in institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International. Chapters transition from Sigma Beta Delta to Beta Gamma Sigma over the years as the institutions were able to achieve AACSB accreditation. BGS, along with DMD, SBD and KBD are members of the Federation of Business Honor Societies.
KBD, Kappa Beta Delta, is a sister business honor society for ACBSP-accredited two-year institutions. Founded in 1996, KBD attends the ACBSP conferences and shares exhibit space with DMD and SBD. Kappa Beta Delta member institutions are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools (ACBSP.)
Delta Mu Delta is a sister honor society that specializes in institutions accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business School Programs. DMD and SBD have close ties and have co-sponsored DMD and SBD Conference Meetings. Many Sigma Beta Delta chapters have migrated to Delta Mu Delta over the years, having achieved accreditation with ACBSP.