Chapter Affiliation FAQ

If our school hasn't paid our affiliation fee, is there any way we can order NHS materials for our upcoming graduation or induction ceremony?
No, though if you pay your fee immediately, use a credit card, and contact our membership department, we may be able to accelerate the renewal process.

How long does it take for affiliation payments to be processed?
4-6 weeks, though we try to accelerate the process whenever possible.

How do I ensure that our school's affiliation stays active?
Renew on time! Affiliation expires June 30 every year. Invoices for renewal are sent to active chapters in March or April.

How much is the annual affiliation fee?
The annual affiliation fee is $385.

How do I establish an NHS chapter at my school?
Visit our Start a Chapter page for full instructions on how to establish an NHS chapter at your school.

If my principal has an NASSP membership, is my school automatically affiliated with NHS?
No. NASSP membership and NHS chapter membership are entirely separate.

What is NASSP's relationship to NHS chapters?
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has been the proud sponsor of the National Honor Society since its creation in 1921. Many school principals have personal memberships with NASSP, but a school's NHS and NJHS chapter affiliation and an administrator's NASSP principal membership are in no way connected.

Do all NHS chapters have to be affiliated with the national office?
Yes. Per the NHS Constitution, annual affiliation with the national office is required for your established school chapter to continue to recognize students through inductions into the Honor Society.

How do I notify NHS that the primary adviser of the NHS chapter at my school has changed?
Complete the Adviser Change Form.