GARNET KEY SOCIETY
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IS PROUD AND HONOURED
TO BE SELECTED TO CONCORDIA'S GARNET KEY SOCIETY 2021-2022 64th COHORT
"Membership in the Garnet Key Society is the highest honour which may be bestowed upon an undergraduate."
-Henry F. Hall, principal at Sir George Williams College (1957-1962)
The Garnet Key is a voluntary group that is sponsored by the President of the University and serves as one of the key elements in promoting a positive image of Concordia University. Garnet Key is more than a society. It is a representative group of Concordia students who hold high academic standing and who are involved in activities both within and outside the university.
The Garnet Key Society is not only for those who have a high academic standing; each member must fulfill their role by demonstrating remarkable social skills, etiquette skills, and a devout commitment to serve Concordia and its community. Each year, 12 handpicked students are chosen to be ambassadors of Concordia, to represent and promote a positive image at social gatherings, galas, official dinners, and many other important events, often in the social circles of Concordia’s administration, prominent speakers, and highly special guests.
The Garnet Key Society was founded in 1957 at Sir George Williams College, with the goal of giving back to the community. Each year, only 12 students are nominated by the previous cohort to continue the Society’s mission. Today, the Society has an active group of over 400 Concordia Alumni Garnet Key members, many of whom remain influential members of the community both locally and internationally.
Membership into the Society is considered among the highest honours at the university. During each one-year mandate, Keys function as ambassadors, representing and promoting a positive image of the university at many events. During any official university dinner, gala event, or award ceremony, the Garnet Key Society is present. Members of the Society benefit from unique networking opportunities that allow them to meet various influential alumni and members of various boards at Concordia.