Membership in the Signet Society is open to Harvard College undergraduates in their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Associate members may be elected from the Harvard community of faculty, administrators, grad students, fellows, and alumni; some associate members are elected as working artists and scholars from the wider Cambridge and Boston community. Occasionally, the Board of Associates elects honorary members who don't quite fit into other categories. 

Members are chosen with regard to their intellectual, literary and artistic ability and achievements, and with regard for the purposes for which the Society was founded. Any Harvard College junior or senior can apply for membership in the fall; any sophomore or junior in the College can apply in the spring.

All members are welcome at lunches, teas, the Annual Dinner, and other activities, both at the Signet House and worldwide.

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The fall 2019 application cycle is now open. Harvard College juniors (‘21) and seniors (‘20) are eligible to apply for undergraduate membership. Applications are due on Sunday, September 22nd by 11:59pm.

Join us at the hive for our application events:

  • Lunches: September 11th, 12th, 18th or 19th. RSVP here.

  • PoC in the Arts Mixer: Saturday, September 14th from 8pm to 10pm.

  • Open House: Tuesday, September 17th from 7pm to 9pm

If you have questions that aren't addressed on the page, feel free to email the Signet's undergraduate board at


The Associate Member Program is currently under review and more information about becoming an associate member will be posted when it is available.