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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Golden Key International Honour Society?
A non-profit organization that recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among university students from all academic disciplines.

Is it well known around the world?
Yes, GK was founded in 1977 and became International in 2001. There are over 400 chapters worldwide, in 8 countries; USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia.

I received the email invitation, how to proceed in accepting the offer?
Follow the steps on the email provided, which will take you to the GK website and have you complete an online transaction. If you have questions about joining, please email Golden Key's Canadian Director, Ian Sankey, at isankey@goldenkey.org

Can I accept the offer online or do I have to send it in by mail?
You can accept your offer online by following the steps on the invitation email you received.

What if my grades drop next year, will I be kicked out of the society?
No, as this is a lifetime membership, it does not matter if your grades drop. Once you are in, you are in for life.

Is it worth it paying the $90 lifetime membership fee?
Definitely! It is a small price to pay for all the lifetime benefits you will be receiving in terms of discounts and opportunities.

What are some of the benefits GK has to offer?

·      Scholarships

·      Jobs and Internships

·      Study Abroad Programs

·      Academics

·      Leadership

·     Networking

Is there going to be volunteering opportunities at the Brock Chapter of GK?
Yes, all you have to do is like the Brock University Golden Key Page and you will be updated about all the events going on at your chapter.

Do you automatically get offered the scholarships once you become a member or do you have to apply for the scholarships?
Once you become a member, you will receive GK newsletters by email listing the different scholarships available.  Then on the GK website, you can read them in more detail and determine whether you are eligible to apply.

What activities and events will the Brock Chapter be having this year?

·      An information session/ General meeting

·      Days of service

·      Spark a Change

   Ø  Bullying awareness and prevention presentations

   Ø  Mentoring

   Ø  Tutoring: Reading

   Ø  Host workshops for high school students on how to save money, write a resume, fill out a college application

   Ø  Trick or Eat

·      New Member Recognition Event

Will we be informed of the activities and events or do we have to constantly have to be checking the Brock Chapter face book page?
For the reason that not everyone has a facebook account, we do have a website for the Brock Chapter (brocku.goldenkey.org).

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