Joining Garnet and Gold Key


Dear Student Leader…

Thank you for showing interest in the Garnet and Gold Key Leadership Honorary. We are FSU’s oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary on campus. We date back to 1924 and the Florida State College for Women. It began with class competitions, high school scholastic achievements and a desire to foster and commend outstanding leadership, scholarship and service.

Our Alumni include former Governors, Ministers, and Student Body Presidents to Marching Chiefs and World-Renowned Scientists. Garnet and Gold Key is not only a leadership honorary, but a close network of students, faculty, and friends that exemplify the utmost character, active involvement, and high academic standards.

To be eligible for membership into the Garnet and Gold Key Leadership Honorary, you must meet the following requirements:

  • One full academic year of residence at Florida State University.
  • Completed a minimum of 45 hours of academic credit.
  • Have held, or are currently holding, a minimum of two leadership positions in different organizations at Florida State University. Community leadership and positions shall be accepted as well.
  • Hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater.

Please note there is a one-time fee of up to $25 due when you apply. There may be a subsequent fee of $100 if you are selected for membership that is due on or before your initiation. For more information regarding finances, please contact our Treasurer.

Applications are currently OPEN and are due Friday, October 15th at 5:00pm

You can access and download the application packet HERE.

Please note that we are charging a one-time fee of $20 for applications that can be paid via CashApp ($GarnetandGoldKeyFSU). This is due at the time you submit your application.

If you require an alternative method of submitting your application or paying your application fee, please address your concerns to Adela Larramendi or Nimna Gabadage respectively. Both can be reached at Any other membership or financial questions should be directed to the aforementioned individuals respectively.