National Council for the Social Studies would like to acknowledge several groups whose previous work and dedicated effort have contributed to the drafting of this document. First, NCSS would like to thank Fort Myers High School in establishing the first high school social studies honor society and from which has come the basis for this national organization. This chapter's documents and vision have laid the ground work for this constitution to be established. Secondly, NCSS would like to thank the Florida Council for the Social Studies for institutionalizing the Rho Kappa honor society and producing criteria, guidelines, and procedures from which the national Rho Kappa Honor Society will be founded. Lastly, NCSS would like to thank the NCTE National English Honor Society for the information in their constitution which provided a model for national Rho Kappa Honor Society to follow.