I am a lifetime member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The society, in conjunction with the college I attend, scheduled an invocation ceremony for October, 2008. The Society and the school invite the media to the event. Through the Society, I was invited to attend the 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. I was disappointed that the nominal fee to attend was not so "pocket-friendly," but the experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I do not want to throw away. The upside is you get recognition from those who know what the word "collegiate" means. Other than that, most people ask me "what's that?"