Sponsored Honor Societies
Many students have received invitations to join various organizations and honor societies that are not affiliated with the University. These invitations are often misleading and it may be necessary to read an invitation closely to identify that the organization is not University-related. Frequently a fee is required to be a member. These organizations are not associated with the UNR Honors Program. The Honors Program recommends that any student who may be considering joining such an organization consult the Association of College Honor Societies to determine whether the organization is a member of ACHS. The Association of College Honor Societies reviews the academic and professional value of honor societies.
The two honor societies below are officially recognized by the University of Nevada, Reno: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Golden Key International Honour Society. The Honors Program is the university sponsor for these organizations.
Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Nevada, Reno, Chapter #008
Chapter #008 was chartered and installed at the University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, Nevada in 1912.
Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest, most selective, and most prestigious all-discipline honor society sets high standards for membership. UNR's top 7.5% of second term juniors and top 10% of seniors and graduate students are invited each year to join.
Golden Key International Honour Society
The University of Nevada, Reno chapter was chartered on April 29, 1990. Awarded a Gold standing, the chapter participates in community service, literacy events, and the practice of good leadership skills. The UNR Golden Key chapter is a part of U.S. Region 8, which includes institutions in Arizona, California, Hawai’i, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements.