Gold Key Membership Details
- The AOSA has named Gold Key membership as “The highest honor for leadership a student of optometry can achieve.”
- Membership is limited to 10% of a graduating class.
- Members are selected by their fellow classmates.
- Final term 3rd Year students are eligible for membership.
- The Southern College of Optometry Gold Key chapter remains the international chapter.
Benefits of Membership
Gold Key membership is considered the highest honor for leadership a student of optometry can receive. Similar to membership in Beta Sigma Kappa, the greatest reward is the honor and prestige bestowed upon members, the recognition that a person’s hard work and good attitude is important. Membership is for life.
- Each member wears to graduation a gold stole embroidered with a black key to denote their special honor
- Each member receives a Certificate of Membership
- Each member receives a Gold Key lapel pin
- Gold Key plaques may also be purchased by individuals or by local chapters