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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.

Being part of Golden Key is not just about making a difference today. Your membership gives you access to a whole host of benefits and opportunities that will help to develop your skills and experience as a future leader.

We’re currently taking nominations for the Golden Key International Leadership Council (ILC) Award that recognized all Golden Key members, advisors, higher education administrators, professors,  or community members who has consistently provided outstanding leadership to students, faculty and/or the community. Nominations close on Friday 29 March 2019. Click here to nominate someone for the 2019 ILC Leadership Award.

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With over 2 million inspiring members and growing strong, Golden Key is the world’s leading international honor society. We’re so proud of our amazing members, who are all proven high achievers that are changing the world. Join Golden Key and be part of something big–plus gain access to the world’s best grants, scholarships and more benefits, including:

From becoming an officer of your local chapter to taking advantage of Golden Key’s professional development resources and video training library, there are so many ways to get involved. Joining Golden Key is a chance for you to step up and be your best self. To unlock your potential, explore the possibilities–and actually change the world.

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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.