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Blue Key Honor Society

   Northwestern State University of Louisiana Chapter

What is Blue Key Honor Society?

Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher-education for balanced and all-round excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Blue Key Honor Society bases its eligibility for membership on all-round leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others, citizenship, and an adherence to principles of faith.

Blue Key Honor Society is unique in that it recognizes upper-classmen at colleges and universities throughout the nation for an exemplary and balanced record of achievement inside and outside the classroom.

Blue Key Honor Society celebrates and honors the many accomplishments of its membership. The special quality of Blue Key members as they model service to others include intellectual curiosity with a desire to acquire knowledge, modeling a significant pattern of leadership which contributes to the institution's student and campus life, service to the community and citizenship, expressing humility through moral character and integrity, and a strong sense of faith in word and deed. 


Blue Key Benefits:

The Benefits of Blue Key Are...

1. Acknowledgement for a record of excellence in Leadership, Scholarship and Service with an internationally recognized Honor Society.

2. Life membership and receipt of a credential that is recognized for quality and selectivity by graduate programs, institutions, and  professional fields.

3. Opportunity to make a significant contribution to the quality of campus life.

4. Participate with a forum of stimulating individuals who create ideas and programs to serve others and implement those efforts.

5. Experience the principle of “best leadership practices” with dedicated campus leaders.


Selection Criteria:

Categories Include...

1. Scholarship – Members must have a distinguished achievement in classroom and meritorious activity that recognizes  significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge, learning, and scholarly performance.

2. Leadership – Members must have a distinguished record of leadership and achievement in student organizations, professional associations, or institutional organizations that promote community service, professional development, or institutional advancement.

3. Character and Integrity – Members must have a distinguished pattern of honesty and trustworthiness in personal behavior. They shall be reputable among peers as well as institutional and community leaders.

4. Service – Members must have a distinguished pattern of service to others, to campus life, or to the greater community. The individual must have a strong desire to serve others and improve the welfare of society.


Eligible Students Must Also Have:

In Addition to the Criteria Above...

•  3.0 grade point average

•  Be a member of at least one other recognized student organization and;

•  Be a full-time student of NSU’s Natchitoches campus. (Individual must be of junior standing but still have at least one full year  to complete at NSU’s Natchitoches Campus)