Upper Darby High School, Drexel Hill, PA

Start a Chapter

Chartering a chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) connects schools with a national network of English teachers and students who share a special interest in language, literature, and writing. Having a chapter at your school provides opportunities to:

  • involve top students and teachers in academically and culturally enriching experiences;
  • acknowledge the achievement of outstanding students;
  • expand your school’s reputation through affiliation with a national honor society;
  • develop student leadership opportunities through student-generated and student-directed activities;
  • increase students’ personal growth through service and leadership; and
  • engage in non-classroom environments, allowing student and teacher interaction focused on language.

How to Petition for a Local Chapter

NEHS chapters can be established at individual high schools. Please read details on eligibility and starting a chapter. To apply, complete the charter application form.

For further information, explore the NEHS website or contact the Central Office:

Mr. David Wendelin
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2863
(815) 981-8682
e-mail: nehs@niu.edu or dwendelin@niu.edu