Over the years, Cap and Skull has inducted 47 honorary members. All the inductees were either Alumni or Faculty or Administrators of Rutgers University. In some cases, they were graduates of Rutgers College in the days before Cap and Skull was founded or during the years the Society was inactive. In other cases, they were a Dean, President, or Professor held in high regard by their students. Others earned their tapping through years of service and dedication to Rutgers College or by promoting Rutgers College in their area of professional success. In all cases, the overriding theme was a reward of excellence in leadership and devotion to dear old Rutgers.