It’s SPARK Month!

Sparklogo-colorIt’s October! This is the one time a year that all Golden Key chapters come together under one mission and impact lives in their communities all at the same time.

SPARK a Change is only a year old, so here are some Frequently Asked Questions about SPARK Month to assist you in participating in this exciting and impactful opportunity.

SPARK Month FAQ’s:

  1. Why is it in October?
    The month of October worked the best with all of our chapters’ school schedules.
  2. Why do we need to do a SPARK project in October?
    Being a Society means we are together under one mission; we feel that harnessing the power of our members in a specific time period can create impactful change in the communities and bring our chapters together under one cause.
  3. We don’t have enough time to organize our own event this month. What should we do?
    No problem!  Google some volunteer opportunities in your community or better yet on your campus.  Team up with other organizations who have already done all the logistical planning and just need the man power. Reminder: be sure the activity aligns with literacy, education and/or real-world preparedness.  If you have questions on the appropriateness of an event email Katie Hiatt at
  4. I don’t understand SPARK a Change or SPARK month.
    There are numerous documents and helpful tools on the chapter toolkit.  Ask a chapter officer to email you the documents from the toolkit.
  5. We want to do online fundraising for our project, will that work?
    Yes!  You can create an email campaign and send this link and remind them to select “SPARK a Change”.
  6. Can I volunteer individually for SPARK month?
    Yes! Email your chapter officer after you volunteer and they can record your service hours.
  7. Is there anything I have to do after the event?
    Yes – please make sure one of the chapter officers has registered your event on the Golden Key website and you can apply for our SPARK a Change Chapter Award! Find out more here.

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.