Founded in 1977 at Georgia State University, the Golden Key National Honor Society was established to recognize the top 15% of juniors and seniors in all undergraduate fields on the basis of their academic achievements. Golden Key rewards members with opportunities for recognition, scholarship, networking, employment, and service. Membership in Golden Key is a statement of a student’s commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence, ambition for personal and professional progress, and dedication to others through community service.The chapter at Hampton University was established in 1995 and for the past fifteen years this chapter has been actively involved in numerous projects to educate and serve the larger community. This year, members volunteered their services to the homeless, women victims, and youth placed at risk by community and school violence, and participated in the Lunch Buddy Program in partnership with local school systems. Golden Key also participated in the Holiday Community Service Event, and representatives attended both the regional and national summit. Today the organization is known as the Golden Key International Honour Society, which reflects the society’s diversity and international presence. Current eligibility requirements for Golden Key include junior or senior student classification and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 and above.
President: Jayrick Hayes