Golden Key International Honour Society was founded by a group of undergraduate students and faculty members at the Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia on 29th November 1977. It is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation, under Section 501©(3) of the U.S. International Revenue Code and registered as a Section 21 company in South Africa.
Golden Key is affiliated with over 400 universities in 8 countries. These include Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas and The United States of America. The Society’s mission is “to enable members to realize their potential by connecting individual achievement with service and lifelong opportunity.” Membership is by invitation only and extended to the top 15% students, as identified by their universities across all faculties.
Golden Key is the world’s largest honour society, is a mission-focused, values-based and demographics-driven organisation. With a rich traction, starting with Golden Key inauguration in 1976, Golden Key remains committed to scholarship offerings, career development, leadership development and community service.