Join NEHS!

Join NEHS!

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
NEHS-English Department
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2863
(815) 981-8682
e-mail: or

How to Become a Member

Membership in NEHS is by invitation, extended through a local chapter on behalf of the national organization. Membership in NEHS is an honor bestowed on individuals selected for their accomplishments in the field of English and in overall academic achievement.

The NEHS Constitution sets forth as minimum requirements for active membership the following:

  • attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester prior to being considered. (If special circumstances merit, the Faculty Advisory Council may waive the semester regulation),
  • completion of the equivalent of two semesters of English prior to induction as members,
  • the achievement of a minimum overall and English grade point average of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) prior to induction as members, and
  • submission and payment of the new member enrollment via NEHS Connect.

These criteria may be raised, but not lowered, by the local chapter, but criteria must be based solely on demonstrable academic matters.

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