Student Induction Application
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Name _________________________________________________________________________________________
City ___________________________________________ State ________ Zip Code ______________________
Phone ________________________ E-mail (non-school) ________________________________________
E-mail (secondary) ___________________________________ Date of Graduation ________________
University or College ________________________________________________________________________
Name of Degree or Program ________________________________________________________________
Degree Type (B.S., A.S., Minor, Masters, Certificate) ______________________________________
Total number of credits needed to earn degree or certificate __________
Total number of credits completed to date __________
Cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all credits __________
Class rank (for graduate programs if applicable) __________
Academic honors and awards (scholarships, merit awards, dean’s list, etc.) ___________
Extra-curricular scholastic activities _______________________________________________________
Order of the Sword & Shield
National Honor Society for Homeland Security, Intelligence,
Emergency Management and all Protective Security Disciplines
Use the address where you would like us to send the induction package.
Write your name as you want it to appear on the induction certificate.
If granted academic membership in the Order of the Sword & Shield National
Honor Society (Omicron Sigma Sigma), I will accept its mission and the values of
ethics, excellence, knowledge, and peace. I promise to promote these values and to
abide by all policies and procedures of the Society. I also pledge to use my education
for the benefit of my community, nation, and the world in which we live.
_________________________________________ ____________________
Signature of Applicant Date
Please Attach:
One letter of academic recommendation
An unofficial transcript or copy of complete grade report
Payment ($50.00 check or money order payable to “Order of the Sword and
Send completed application package to:
Prof. Jeffrey P. Grossmann, JD
Bent Hall, Room 268
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Visit us on the web at:
Please note that applications may take 4-6 weeks to process.
The Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society is a volunteer academic
recognition organization which relies upon student and faculty administration.
Staff members donate their time and effort to help make our Society a unique
and rewarding experience for all members.
Prof. Jeffrey P. Grossmann, JD
Order of the Sword & Shield
P.O. Box 972
Coram, NY 11727
Requirements for Acceptance
The Order of the Sword and Shield is open to any undergraduate, graduate, or certificate
student who is enrolled in a Homeland Security, Intelligence, Emergency Management,
or Protective Security Studies program. Some programs in the Protective Security
discipline include the following. (not a complete listing):
Please note that this is not a complete listing of all Protective Security disciplines and that
the Society reserves the right to include/exclude any proposed academic program after
careful review.
The following academic criteria MUST be satisfied at the time of induction:
1. Completion of ONE HALF (1/2) of the applicant’s total number of
credits required to earn the degree or certificate, including completion
of ONE HALF (1/2) of all credits required by the Homeland Security,
Intelligence, Emergency Management, or Protective Security Studies
discipline; and
2. Have achieved an overall 3.25 (undergraduate) or a 3.50 (graduate)
cumulative GPA or higher (on a scale of 4.0) for ALL CREDITS,
including transfer credits; or be in the top 20% of such program; and
3. Provide ONE (1) academic letter of recommendation which MUST
attest to the applicant’s outstanding academic performance” in his or
her coursework; and
4. Provide an “unofficial” transcript or grade report.
The completed application package must be accompanied by a check or money order made
payable to the “Order of the Sword and Shield in the amount of $50.
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