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Honors College

Student Organizations


The Honors College has many opportunities for students to get involved in the Honors community.


Arête is the Honors College's student-produced newsletter. This publication was the 2007 winner of the National Collegiate Honors Council Best Student Newsletter competition and placed 3rd in the same competition in 2009.

View past issues of Arete.



HonorsToppers are ambassadors to the Honors College at WKU. We help recruit new students, welcome each incoming Honors class, and give back to the community.


Honors Club

The Honors Club organizes events to get Honors College students of all classes engaged in the Honors community. The Honors Club mission is to create enjoyable experiences through service, community and development by providing meaningful opportunities for Honors Club Members.


Honors Abroad Alumni

Honors Abroad Alumni (HAA) is a community for transitioning travelers. This organization is made up of a group of Honors students who have studied abroad and are looking to recruit students a go abroad, support those who are abroad, and share with those who have been abroad. HAA hosts a Bon Voyage party each semester for students who are about to embark on their journey, and a Welcome Home party for those who have just returned. If you would like more information or want to be involved with Honors Abroad Alumni, email us at


Honors Development Board Student Representatives

The Honors Development Board (HDB), a faculty advisory body for the Honors College, reserves four seats for an elected student representative from each class. Student members are selected at the beginning of the fall semester.


Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for first-year college students. Their goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning. Membership is by invitation only. Students invited for membership include those who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 at the end of their first year, full-time curricular period, provided they have carried a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor’s degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.


Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key International Honour Society is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only. Students who rank in the top 15% at WKU and who have earned 30 credits or more are invited to join in the Fall semester every year.


Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Selection for membership is pulled from the upper 7.5% of  juniors and upper 10% of senior and graduate students. More than $700,000 is awarded each year through Phi Kappa Phi's Fellowships, Study Abroad Grants, and other awards. Eligible students are invited to join once per year.

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