Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Any accredited public or private high school can apply for a local chapter, through which individuals will be inducted into Rho Kappa Honor Society. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies. Through its sponsorship of Rho Kappa, NCSS hopes to encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.
Students with 4 semesters with an average GPA of 3.0 or better are invited to join RHO KAPPA with a teacher recommendation. Community Service hours will be required upon membership. An induction ceremony is held in May, and senior students may purchase a cord to wear at graduation.