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 2013. If you missed the ceremony, you can still take part in this momentous occasion.

Watch the October 2013 ceremony

2011 Charter Members

Terence Brennan, Director of Student Affairs
Dr. Marie Haney, Associate Core Faculty Member
Dr. Tina Parscal, University of the Rockies Provost
Alexia Wood, Student Affairs Specialist

Golden Key New Member Recognition Ceremony August 2011

Congratulations to all the new University of the Rockies members of the Golden Key International Honour Society! The New Member Recognition Ceremony took place in August 2011. If you missed the ceremony, you can still take part in this momentous occasion.

Watch archived ceremonies 
Download the ceremony program

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 390 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 March 1:

  • 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 $80, 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 Advisors at

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