What is Golden Key?

  • The world’s largest collegiate honour society.
  • Membership into the society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of undergraduate students and top-performing postgraduate students, based solely on academic achievement.
  • The RMIT Chapter was established in 1993 and is one way the university recognises high achieving individuals.
  • A not-for-profit organisation

What is RMIT’s involvement with Golden Key?

RMIT supports Golden Key in the following ways:

  • Chapter Advisor – a current RMIT staff member acts as a Chapter Advisor to the RMIT Golden key committee which is comprised of current students and recent graduates.
  • The Chapter Advisor:
    • supports the committee to co-ordinate the New Member Reception which is the ceremony that acknowledges the achievement of RMIT students by a senior RMIT staff member and is held annually
    • Provides mentoring and advice to the committee around the proposed activities and events organised for the benefit of RMIT students and the community.
    • Acts as a link between the Golden Key Honour Society and the university
    • Co-ordinates the annual one off mailout to RMIT students who are in the top 15% for that year.


Golden Key is a not-for-profit organisation offering its members a range of benefits and opportunities including scholarships, leadership opportunities, conferences and events based on personal and professional development. The society has also provided leadership training to its RMIT on campus student committees since 1993.

Community focus

Golden Key also has a focus on giving back to society through its “SPARK a Change” global community service initiative. SPARK a Change’s mission is to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth across the globe through literacy, education and real-world preparedness. The initiative allows members, advisors and volunteers to help disadvantaged groups that may not have the resources to realise their full potential.


Students in the top 15% who receive a letter from Golden Key often have questions about how Golden Key accessed their contact details. Your privacy is preserved through a Deed of Confidentiality with the university that ensures that Golden Key has no access to your academic record and that all contact information is destroyed after the one off mail out to students in the top 15% for that year.

RMIT Chapter

Visit these sites for further information on the RMIT Chapter’s activities: