Leadership honor societies
Dean's List & Honor Societies
- Leadership honor societies
- Academic honor societies
Rensselaer has a proud heritage of prestigiuos honor societies which recognize hundreds of outstanding students, staff, faculty members and alumni throughout its remarkable history.
In 1912, Edward Dion and the Student Council organized a society to recognize those Rensselaer students who have distinguished themselves among their peers in the areas of leadership, service, and devotion to the alma mater. This society, Phalanx, became the fellowship of those most active in student activities. In addition, this society now selects the members of White Key and Who's Who, as well as the faculty winner of the Darrin Award each spring.
White Key Society
The White Key Society was founded in 1939. It's objective is to recognize early leadership and service in Rensselaer activities among Freshmen and Sophomore Classes. The White Key award was developed to encourage these younger students to continue to strive for the ideals of leadership, service, and devotion to Rensselaer.
Order of Omega
The Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Omega Mu Chapter honors the finest members of Rensselaer fraternities & sororities, based on leadership, character, academic achievement, and community involvement. These members strive to improve the conditions of our member organizations, as well as Rensselaer's international reputation as a model in Greek life.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Who's Who is a national publication that recognizes a student's scholastic and community achievements and serves as a valuable incentive for Rensselaer's outstanding students. Rensselaer's Who's Who candidates receive national and local publicity and are included in the current edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.