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Sponsored Honor Societies


We understand several students have received an invitation to join The website listed in the invitation is  This organization is not affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno nor is it a part of the UNR Honors Program.  

The Honors Program recommends that any student who has received such an invitation, and may be considering joining this group or a similar invitation from any other organization, contact the Honors Program at or (775) 784-1455. Alternatively, you may visit the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) website. This Association publishes criteria to allow you to determine independently the value of Honor Society membership, regardless of whether a specific Honor Society is a member of ACHS. 

The two national 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.

More on Phi Kappa Phi at UNR

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 008 Facebook Page

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.

More on Golden Key International Honour Society at UNR

Golden Key UNR Chapter Facebook Page

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