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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will welcome a new student organization this weekend, unlocking opportunities for high-achieving scholars.

The chartering induction ceremony and reception of Golden Key International Honour Society will be held at 1 p.m. March 1 in Room 202 of Reeve Memorial Union, 748 Algoma Blvd.

“Bringing Golden Key to campus will give UW Oshkosh another means to recognize the outstanding academic achievement of our students and connect them with opportunities that can be beneficial throughout their lives,” said Debbie Gray Patton, who, along with fellow assistant dean of students Terri Arnold, will serve as adviser.

Don Castle of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Reagan Ellis, manager of U.S. University Relations, will attend as representatives of the society’s international headquarters. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Petra Roter will give the keynote address.

“Golden Key not only recognizes students in the top 15 percent of their class for academic excellence, but also provides leadership opportunities, community service activities, scholarships and career networking,” chapter president Abby Schultz said. Other UW Oshkosh chapter officers include Justin Rose, vice president, and Alex Engel, treasurer.

Founded in 1977, Golden Key International Honour Society has more than 360 chapters at colleges and universities in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and United Arab Emirates. Membership in Golden Key is by invitation only to students in all fields of study. For more information, visit