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University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Society of Innocents



The Innocents Society is the Chancellor's Senior Honorary at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was the first honorary society at the University, found on April 24, 1903. It was originally composed of thirteen male students, who were chosen in the spring of their junior year. The officers and members of the Innocents were known in the society by the names of the thirteen popes with the name Innocent. Innocentius was the President and Gregory was Vice-President. Membership is based upon superior academic achievement, unparalleled leadership, and selfless service to the University and community. The organization continues today and is still active on campus. In 2003, the Society produced a Society of Innocents History, that covers its beginnings and present day activities.