Société Honoraire de Français

Motto of the SHF:
« Avoir une autre langue, c’est posséder une deuxième âme »

The establishment of a chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français offers several benefits to a secondary French program.   It provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding scholarship in the study of French, to place a special seal on the graduate’s diploma, to wear a tri-colored cord or a stole at graduation, and to wear the honor society’s official regalia.

The local high school chapter provides a vehicle to focus activities around French language and Francophone literatures and cultures, and to encourage participation in the annual writing contest and travel grant competition.  In addition, students can acquire leadership skills by serving as officers, directing the initiation ceremony, or leading other chapter events.

Want to know how to start your own SHF Chapter? Take a look at the "getting started" tab above

Please join us on “AATF Société Honoraire de Français” Facebook page! We cannot wait to hear from you and to share your ideas!   The SHF now has a Twitter and Instagram feed at @AATFSHF.  Join us there, too!

With the high order volumes we’ve been receiving this time of the year, Processing Time FOR ALL INDUCTIONS is 10-14 business days from the time the order is received, assuming that the order is correct and that the sponsor’s AATF membership is current. Please expect 2 weeks before your inductions are finalized and a downloadable certificate template link are sent to you, as all orders must be manually processed to ensure compliance with our order guidelines.

Please understand that we only allow SHF sponsors to pay for inductions. Under no circumstances are students or parents allowed to pay for inductions.

Starting 2023, we DO NOT accept fax orders. All orders must be made online, through email at, or mailed in to our Colorado office.

Additional Questions?
    • AATF Membership questions can be answered by calling our office at 815-310-0490 or reaching out by email to AATF National HQ.
    • For SHF related questions, please check out all the tabs on the SHF pages of our site above, or contact the Honor Society Secretary.