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The Iron Cross Society of the University of Wisconsin Madison

Welcome to the Web site of the Iron Cross Society, one of UW-Madison's oldest and most prestigious honor societies.

The Iron Cross Society exists to recognize UW-Madison juniors and seniors who have improved the campus community through their past leadership and service, and to bring those outstanding students together as a single and diverse group that works to further improve the university. Past initiates by year.

Submit a nomination

Dear friends:

Annually, the Iron Cross Society seeks nominations of undergraduate students of Junior or Senior standing you believe have outstanding academic, leadership and service achievements on campus and in the community.

The Iron Cross Society, a highly selective honor society, was established in 1902 to recognize exemplary students. Throughout its history, the Iron Cross Society has addressed many issues facing the student body by working with the university administration and the state legislature. The building of the Memorial Union was, in part, an initiative of Iron Cross. Distinguished alumni include Senator Russ Feingold ’75 and, former UW Athletic Director Pat Richter ’63.

Iron Cross is unique because faculty members, academic staff, student leaders and student organizations are all asked to nominate students to the Iron Cross Society. While GPA is taken into consideration, selection of members is based more on students’ extracurricular and community accomplishments.

Nominations should include the following information: student’s name, email address, year in school, how you know the student (2-4 sentences) and reason for nominating the student (2-4 sentences).

If you have any further questions, call 608-263-4463 or email Please feel free to share this information with colleagues. Thank you for your time!

Nominations due by 3/15/19.

Iron Cross Society Members

Advisor: Mark Guthier

Photo of the Union taken by Jeff Miller

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Nominations due by 3/15/19.


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