Golden Key

Golden Key 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. With more than 2 million members, including honoraries like Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and Bill Clinton, Golden Key carries an esteemed legacy of achievement. Members are a community with a linkage to widely respected individuals and ideals … all part of the continuum of excellence.

It offers its members exclusive opportunities and connections through $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards, partnerships with major corporations, career advancement and graduate programs. The Society also works with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain one of the highest standards of education in the world.

Golden Key was founded at Georgia State University by Jim Lewis in 1977. More than 300 students from all fields of study are inducted into the Society.  Originally established as Golden Key National Honor Society, the name was later changed to reflect an international presence. And just as the name evolved, so did the Society. Since 1977 we have recognized more than 10 million undergraduate and graduate students and awarded more than $8 million in scholarships and grants. With over 390 chapters in eight countries, and a new focus on the three pillars of academics leadership and service, Golden Key continues to grow, while helping our members realize their potential.  

The mission of Golden Key is to enable members to realize their potential through the advancement of academics, leadership and service.  Their values include integrity, collaboration, innovation, respect, diversity, excellence and engagement.

Criteria for membership:
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 the their academic achievements.

2013 Golden Key Membership List

2013 - 2014 Executive Board

Kyle Patrick Jacob, President
Cassy Castle, Treasurer
Chelsea Greene,Graduate Advisor
Jacob Clemens,Advisor

Golden Key National Website