If you believe in the power of the Order of Key and in the pillars of Scholarship, Leadership Excellence and Fellowship; and if you dream of growing and advancing your future alongside others like you; it is time to take the first step and begin the process of chartering a chapter on your college campus.

First, apply for personal membership. Once you've been accepted and join as an individual member, you can charter a chapter at your school.

Order of the Key currently has members at over 50 campuses internationally and is expanding every day.

Chartering a Chapter

By chartering an Order of the Key chapter, you are blazing a trail for future generations of preeminent leadership on your campus. You're providing others something to aspire to, while building a rich network of likeminded individuals with whom you will learn, laugh and excel for years to come. By establishing an Order of the Key chapter, you're helping your university identify, celebrate and develop elite performing students and community leaders.

Through Order of the Key's network, the university can encourage and fund community and university service projects, increase corporate and nonprofit support of a student body, and help improve the recruitment of students and professionals in their future endeavors.

If you are interested in forming an Order of the Key chapter at your university, you must first apply to the society as an individual. We then invite you to contact OTK headquarters at [email protected] for more information on starting a chapter.
New chapters must be approved by the Order of the Key Board of Directors. To charter a chapter:

  • Find two full-time faculty and/or staff members to be your chapter advisors.
  • Locate other academically accomplished students who are distinguished leaders and qualified to become Order of the Key officers.
  • Officially register your chapter as a student organization on campus.
  • Download and fill out the chapter application. For more information, contact the Membership Department [email protected] for specific chapter information.

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