Mensa is for those who rejoice in the exercise of the mind.
If you enjoy mental challenges and revel
in the interplay of ideas, American Mensa is an organization that will
stretch your mind and expand
your horizons. Mensa is an international society that has one - and only one - unique
for membership (Ok, you have to pay the dues, too.): you must score in the top 2% of the
on a standardized intelligence test.
The word mensa means "table" in Latin; similarly, mens means "mind" and mensis means
"month." The name "Mensa" is
reminiscent of "mind, table, month," which suggests a monthly
meeting of minds around a table.
The organization is a round-table society, where race, color,
creed, national origin, age, politics, and educational
or social background are irrelevant.
Officially, Mensa's stated purposes are "to identify and foster human
intelligence for the
benefit of humanity; to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of
and to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members."
You can take the Mensa test locally, offered at least
once a year. Contact the Testing Proctor
Coordinator, listed on the Contacts page, to find
out when and where the next test will be given.
You may also present the results of a properly administered intelligence test for
information is available on the
American Mensa website.
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