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Welcome to Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key is an honor society of leadership and success like no other. We celebrate and support collegiate scholars around the world and we want you to be part of it.

Did you already receive an invitation? Congratulations!​

Thinking about joining an honor society?

Excellent. You've earned it.

Join Golden Key International Honour Society to be recognized for your achievements, qualify for amazing scholarship opportunities,  connect with like-minded high performers around the world, and grow as a leader.  Your Golden Key honor society membership is so much more than a well-earned mark of distinction on your resume. Your membership is an opportunity to learn, grow, travel, and  meet incredible people – for a lifetime.

Why join Golden Key?

Let our CEO Melissa Leitzell explain what we're about and why you should become a lifetime member in this welcoming live Zoom info session! Register now to join an upcoming call.


This has been a HUGE year for Golden Key as we launched GKA and continue on our mission to support our members and help them succeed in their studies and careers. Your support will help us to develop our programs and to find new and even more amazing ways to serve our members.
Member Spotlights
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Get to know the CEO: Melissa Leitzell

Golden Key is proud to introduce our very own Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Leitzell. Melissa has been working at Golden Key for 13 years. She started working at Golden Key as the Vice President in 2009 and was promoted to CEO in 2019.  “As a

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GK 2022 Scholarship Recipient: Buntle Khumalo
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GK Scholarships 2021: Buntle Khumalo

Golden Key is happy to introduce Buntle Khumalo, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Outstanding Member Award winners. Buntle earned her Bachelor of Commerce, Law in 2018 from the University of Johannesburg.  “I am honoured to receive the Outstanding Member Award and hope to continue demonstrating

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For Undergraduates & Graduates

How can alumni stay involved with Golden Key?

Even if you’ve graduated, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of your experience with Golden Key. There are plenty of opportunities for alumni to get involved and stay involved with GK. We’re happy to share six ways for alumni to continue to be active members

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For Chapters

How to get involved with Golden Key?

Have you joined Golden Key but still aren’t sure how to become involved? Then you’ve come to the right place. While many students join honor societies for the resume booster, we know that GK members are hard-working leaders, eager to be involved in their community

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Do you already have a unique invite code?​

Did you receive an email from us with your personal invitation? Congratulations! Use your unique invite code to join:

Are you in the top 15% of your class?​

Amazing! See if you qualify to be an honor society member by sharing your GPA and academic transcript here: