UW-Milwaukee's Better World Books Drive


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.

IMG_0083Through the efforts of UW-Milwaukee’s GK chapter Vice-President, Vycheslav “Slava” Strogolov, and Better World Books, 559 used textbooks will be reused to help rebuild libraries for students in Haiti. Slava networked with many campus colleges and a local off-campus bookstore to collect 1,109 gently-used textbooks in a little over four weeks. In addition to aiding relief efforts in Haiti, Better World Books estimates 19 trees and more than 10,000 gallons of water will be spared due to the hard work put forth by Slava. Pictured above is Slava with 25 of the 75 boxes of textbooks shipped to Better World Books this past spring.

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.