About Golden Key
Golden Key Rewards Excellence
As the world's leading and most dynamic collegiate honor society,
Golden Key rewards academic acheivement with exceptional leadership,
service, and networking opportunities. The Society also awards
over half a million dollars each year in scholarships to its
An Invitation to Membership
Golden Key invites only the top 15 percent of juniors and seniors
to be members. Golden Key maintains its selective requirements
and emphasizes diversity by recognizing students from all fields
of study, regardless of part-time or full-time status. Members
pay a one-time membership fee to support the Society's mission
of investing in students and academic excellence. Golden Key
allocates a portion of the membership fee to scholarships, and
a portion of the fee to support community service programs and
events within the chapter.
scholastic achievement and excellence among junior and senior
students across all disciplines
university faculty and administrators with students to foster
a network of scholars
scholarships for the pursuit of knowledge
the campus and community for personal growth and leadership
members with career opportunities
Dow Chemical Company
Ford Motor Company
Merck & Co, Inc.
The New York Times
Local chapter induction ceremonies celebrate formal membership
into the Society. At these special occasions, certificates
of membership and press release announcements are presented.
Graduation honor cords, stoles, pins and pendants are available
online in the Golden
Students highlight their academic achievement by listing
their membership with the Society.
Golden Key awards over half a million dollars annually to
members in undergraduate and graduate scholarships.
Golden Key provides members with extensive internship and
employment opportunities through the Society's exclusive
corporate partnerships. An on-line career center also connects
members with potential employers.
& Community Service
The Society dedicates considerable time and resources to
student leadership. Chapters are student-run.
Golden Key provides special promotions and unique discounts
to members only including offers from Geico Direct, Gateway,
Kaplan, seven different hotel chains, and more. The
Society continues to expand tangible member benefits.
History of Golden Key
Golden Key International Honour Society, founded in 1977,
recognizes college students solely on the objective basis
of their academic achievements. Today more than 300 chapters
in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa, and the United Kingdom honor and reward over
one million lifetime members.
In an effort to reflect the Society's diversity and international
presence, Golden Key uses the globally accepted spelling
of "honour" in it's name.
The Board of Directors governs Golden Key, and the Council,
made up of volunteers from diverse university backgrounds,
preserves the Society's academic standards.
The Society maintains active membership in several organizatoins
including the American Council on Education (ACE), the National
Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), the National Association
of Student Personnel Adminstrators (NASPA), the National
Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), the American Association
of Collegiate registrars and Admisssions Officers (AACRAO),
and the Points of Light Foundation.
Honorary Members of Golden Key include:
Willam J. Clinton, Former U.S. President
Bill Cosby, Entertainer
Stephen Covey, Leadership Consultant and Author
Elizabeth Dole, Former President of American Red Cross
General Colin L. Powell, U.S. Secretary of State
Ronald W. Reagan, Former U.S. President
Golden Key International Honour Society
1189 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 303306-4624, U.S.A.