Honor societies and fraternities are a fixture in U.S. colleges. Most often they use Greek letters for their names, and some have names in English. However, the men's honor society of Santa Cruz High School (Santa Cruz, California) is called "Hi Tow Tong".
According to a blog post containing much later text from the school student newspaper,
Hi Tow Tong Men’s Honor Society was organized in 1910. The first initiation ceremonies were adopted embracing the sentiments of Confucius, Jesus and other world leaders to emphasize the thought that leadership ability carries with it the responsibility to serve.
The earliest primary source mentioning it that I have found is in Santa Cruz Evening News, May 21, 1910. According to the Evening News, February 9, 1915 the "Chink fraternity" was in full swing. Its members were all white.
How did an honor society get a name for a Chinese gang? Does "Hi Tow" (which looks something like a Wade-Giles spelling of Cantonese) actually mean anything?