Golden Key International Honour Society University of Waikato Chapter
The Golden Key International Honour Society is an international non-profit organisation, which is committed to recognising and promoting academic achievement. Membership in the society lasts a lifetime, and includes many benefits to help its members move forward with their academic and professional careers.
Golden Key Mission: To enable members to realise their potential through the advancement of Academics, Leadership and Service.
Benefits from membership in Golden Key include academic recognition, career assistance, scholarships and awards, publications, leadership positions, community service activities and alumni opportunities.
Golden Key was founded in 1977 in Georgia State University, and has since been joined by over 400 collegiate chapters from Australia, Bahamas, Canada, India, New Zealand, USA and South Africa. The University of Waikato Chapter was founded on 30 October 1999, and has since inducted more than 5,700 members into the society. Membership is extended to the top 15% of students in the University.
The University of Waikato Chapter’s goals are
- to raise the profile of Golden Key in the community, schools and on campus,
- to return benefits to the community,
- to maximise the potential of University students.
The Waikato Chapter is involved in many projects, both academic and community service based, with a focus on professional and personal development. Student members annually run the Daffodil Day fundraising at the University for the Cancer Society, and endeavour to engage both University and local school students in an academic sense through holding educational panels or volunteer efforts.
Membership into Golden Key can greatly enhance students' academic careers, and members are well received by many Universities and organisations around the world.
For more information, visit the Golden Key International Honour Society website: www.goldenkey.org.