Acceptance to Order of the Key is an invite-only membership offered only to the most distinguished leaders in their respective collegiate and local communities. For accepted members, the Order provides unlimited opportunities for advancement through scholarships, networking, internship matching, partner discounts and much more.

Membership is by invitation only. However, if you have not yet received an invitation, you may still qualify.

We invite you to visit our Qualification page for more details. Further membership information may be requested by contacting the Membership Department at: [email protected]


Order of the Key members join an elite community of distinguished students and alumni in gaining access to a powerful network of academic and professional resources that promote fellowship, collegiate excellence, career development and leadership distinction.


  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Name and Logo on your resume
  • Internal Internship Opportunities
  • Networking
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Internship Matching
  • Career Path Testing and Recommendations
  • External Scholarship Searches
  • Volunteer Opportunity Matching


To qualify for membership to Order of the Key, applicants must demonstrate exemplary leadership in their academic and local communities. They must also exhibit a commitment to excellence in the classroom, extracurricular activities or student organizations. While there is no specific GPA requirement, admittance to the Order is competitive and will consider the student’s leadership or academic activities as a whole.

Don't have an invitation code?

Because membership in Order of the Key is by invitation only, a unique online Membership Invitation Acceptance Code is required to join.

If you haven't received a membership invitation from an existing member but are a top-performing leader in your academic community and believe you meet the requirements for membership, email [email protected]

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