Durban University Golden Key Chapter
What is Golden Key?
Golden Key is an international non-profit organisation which recognises excellence exemplified in academic achievements, leadership skills and community involvement. Golden Key International Honour Society is the world’s largest collegiate honour society and was founded in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Golden Key recognises and encourages academic excellence amongst the top 15% of academic achievers attending tertiary institutions all around the world. Golden key consist of 2.4 Million members internationally, 130 000 of the members are South Africans, this includes DUT students as well. In South Africa there are 16 chapters or universities affiliated with Golden Key.
What are the benefits of being part an international honour society?
- Life time membership
- Academic recognition on an international level
- Assess to financial rewards in the form of scholarships and awards.
- Publications, including e-newsletters and campaigns
- Networking opportunities in academic, corporate circles; and through social media
- Community service opportunities with a focus on the literacy, education and real- world preparedness of at- risk youth.
- Career development and internship opportunities through corporate partners, webinars and e- communications
Who can join?
Students get to join the organisation by invitation only. The student must be in a degree programme, have completed at least one full academic year and must have a high average or must be a top achiever. Students who have diploma qualification qualify to join Golden Key once they have received their BTech qualification.
Golden Key Gallery
Members Inducted on 2019 on The New Member Recognition Ceremony
The Executive Committtee – Team 2020
Golden Key DUT Chapter Media Coverage
In commemoration of Youth Month, the Golden Key (GK) International Honour Society Durban University of Technology (DUT) Chapter in partnership with Food for Life South Africa (FFL SA) recently rolled out a massive feeding drive in the poverty-stricken area of Welbedacht in Chatsworth. This was part of their Youth Month campaign, offering a helping hand in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and its effects on the area.
GK International Honour Society DUT collaborated with FFL SA on their mission of eradicating hunger and malnutrition in South Africa.
FFL SA helped to bring GK DUT Chapter’s Youth Month programme to life by…ReadMore
The Golden Key International Honour Society South Africa (GK SA) DUT Chapter decided to show some love to the children living with disabilities at the Sparks Estate Cheshire Home in Sydenham, Durban in commemoration of Mandela Day on Saturday, 18 July 2020.
GK SA DUT Chapter Advisor, Ayanda Mthethwa said due to the COVID-19 restrictions they dropped off a scrumptious lunch and goodie bags at the Home to offer their love and support to these children with severe mental and physical disabilities.
She said they would have loved to spend their 67 minutes in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy at the Home, interacting with the children but had to adhere to…ReadMore
Psychologists from Student Counselling running the Golden Key information tables 2019, on the DUT Durban and PMB campuses.