Global honor society charters 366th chapter at UCSC

In February, UC Santa Cruz will become host to the 366th charter of Golden Key International Honour Society.

The society, founded in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, is a global nonprofit organization that provides academic recognition to high-performing students in the top 15 percent of their class, as well as leadership opportunities, community service, career networking, and scholarships.

"We look forward to working with Golden Key to increase support for UCSC's high-achieving students and their opportunities to network and engage in community service," said UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal.

The society has more than 360 chapters at colleges and universities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. Membership is by invitation only to students in all fields of study.

"Golden Key is proud to recognize the high-achieving student members at UC Santa Cruz with outstanding benefits that will motivate and prepare them for even greater future success," said John W. Mitchell, Golden Key chief executive officer. "The local chapter extension provides members with an enriching international experience within the university community."

UC Santa Cruz campus is the seventh campus in the UC system to charter Golden Key. The charter ceremony will be held in February.

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