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WVU has three prestigious honoraries open to outstanding students from all majors:

Students who excel academically and are interested in giving back to their campus and community are urged to apply. Mortar Board is a national honorary for senior students, and Helvetia and Chimes are unique to West Virginia University and are for sophomores and junior students respectively.

Selection is based on how the student has stood out thus far in their college career with criteria including a combination of academics, honors and awards, campus activities, leadership, community service, and contributions to the field of study. To be considered, students must have at least a 3.3 GPA for Helvetia and Chimes and a 3.0 GPA for Mortar Board.

WVU also has a chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, eligible students will be invited to join at the end of their senior year. Members of Phi Kappa Phi are eligible for these scholarships and grants.