Golden Key is a student organization which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in all undergraduate fields of study. Membership is by invitation only and eligibility is limited to the top 15% of junior and senior students. Invitations for qualifying students are mailed out in August.
The K-State Chapter was the 22nd of 375 active Golden Key chapters throughout the world. Added prestige came when the K-State chapter received a Key Chapter Award at the 1999 International Convention in Orlando, Florida. It was the chapter's 13th Chapter Award in 14 years.
The Golden Key International Honor Society was founded at Georgia State University on November 29, 1977 by a group of highly motivated undergraduate students.
Since that time, Golden Key has established itself as a positive force in higher education. The Society has active chapters from coast to coast and in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Australia. With millions of lifetime members and more than 20,000 honorary members, Golden Key has awarded more than one million dollars in scholarships. The Golden Key National Convention attracts top students, faculty, and administrators each year to discuess Society programs and provide leadership development.
Golden Key is governed by a board of directors, national council and the national convention. A trained, professional staff provides service to the chapters throughout the year. The Society has a permanent national headquarters so that members and alumnimay stay in touch no matter where they may be.
Golden Key is a dynamic organization committed to meeting the needs of scholastic achievers.