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 careers.
The mission of the society is to recognise
and encourage scholastic achievement and excellence in all fields
of study, to unite with academic staff and administrators in developing
and maintaining high standards of education, to provide economic
assistance to outstanding members and to promote altruistic conduct
through voluntary 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 330
collegiate chapters from Australia, Canada, Malaysia, the United
States of America, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and New Zealand.
In 2003 the society celebrated a decade of international development
with 30 chapters in the Asia-Pacific region.
The University of Waikato Chapter
was founded on 30 October 1999, and has since inducted more than 3,000
members into the society. Membership is extended to the top 15% of
undergraduate degree students in the University, and the society
forbids discrimination of any kind other than academic merit.
The University of Waikato Chapter’s
- 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. In 2000,
the chapter became involved with the Children of Ex-Soviet Georgia
Project and received an award for Best Continuing Chapter Activity
at the 2003 Regional Conference in Sydney. Daffodil Day fundraising
and a Christmas visit to the children’s hospital are regular activities.
In 2003 the Chapter rose to Habitat for Humanity’s challenge and
built a house on campus in five days, commencing the annual Student
Membership into Golden Key can greatly
enhance students’ academic careers, and members are well received
by many Universities and organisations around the world.
about the University of Waikato Chapter can be found at http://goldenkey.waikato.ac.nz