Golden Key

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Golden Key

Welcome to the Golden Key International Honour Society chapter for University of the Rockies. Golden Key is the world's premier collegiate honor society, connecting members locally, regionally, and globally with lifetime opportunity, reward, and success. At University of the Rockies, we are proud to recognize top performing students for their academic achievements and contributions.

Golden Key Inductees

Each year, new members are inducted into Golden Key. Our first induction ceremony took place in August 2011, and the most recent New Member Recognition Ceremony took place in October 2015. If you missed a ceremony, you can still take part in the momentous occasion.

Watch the October 2015 ceremony

Watch archived ceremonies 

History of Golden Key

Golden Key International Honour Society was founded on November 29, 1977, to recognize academic excellence and encourage scholastic achievement among college students across all academic disciplines.

Golden Key keeps active membership in many national organizations including National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), Direct Marketing Association (DMA), and National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC).

Chapter Constitution

Read the official constitution of the University of the Rockies Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Charter Chapters

There are over 400 chapters at colleges and universities in seven countries worldwide, including Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas, and the United States.

Membership Criteria

Membership in Golden Key International Honour Society is by invitation only. To qualify for membership, you must meet the following criteria as of January 1, the winter membership drive, or June 1, the summer membership drive:

  • Have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours; and
  • Rank as a top-performing graduate student, based on GPA.

Membership in Golden Key requires a one-time lifetime membership fee of $95, paid at the time of acceptance.

Golden Key Store and Website

Visit the Golden Key online store to purchase additional keepsakes. For more information about Golden Key International Honour Society, please visit Golden Key's website.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Golden Key Chapter Advisor at

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