ACHS sets the standards for organizational excellence and scholastic eligibility, as well as assuring member participation in governance so that the interests of individual members are advanced.

Membership in an ACHS member society carries with it a tangible acknowledgment of merit for Federal employment. As long as the applicant meets the requirements as described in the job announcement, honor society membership may fulfill one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the Federal Service.

Student members of each ACHS member society may qualify for internship scholarships with the Washington Internship Institute, The Fund for American Studies, The Washington Center of Internships and Academic Seminars, and The PhD Project.

Fee Schedule

Undergraduate initiation (new) $35.00
(fee includes membership card, certificate and key or pin)  
Graduate initiation (new)      $50.00
Student Member Annual Dues / Subscription, after first year $15.00
Graduate Member Annual Dues / Subscription, after first year $40.00
Library Subscriptions  $40.00
Beta Kappa Chi Pins    $15.00
Graduate Medallions $35.00