Monash University Golden Key Chapter Inducts Australian of the Year as Honorary Member


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

Patrick McGorryMonash University Golden Key chapter inducted 2010 Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick McGorry, as an Honorary Member at this year’s New Member Reception. International researcher, clinician and advocate of youth mental health, Professor McGorry was recognised for his work as an Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health (OYH). OYH is a world-renowned mental health organisation for young people, which has led Australia to the forefront of innovation in the prevention and treatment of mental illness. Professor McGorry’s dedication to mental health and excellence in academia were the defining factors for his selection as an Honorary Member for Australia’s largest Golden Key chapter. This year’s induction ceremony had over 500 new members in attendance; the formal proceedings were held at Monash University, Clayton.

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.