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Cardinal Key Honor Society (Iowa State University) records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/2/8

Scope and Content

The collection (1926-2016, undated) contains correspondence, reports, nomination forms, rosters, news clippings, and constitution and by-laws. The records include information regarding membership selection process, the tapping ceremony, and Leadership Day.

Dates

  • 1926-2016, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The Cardinal Key Honor Society was established in 1926 to recognize students at Iowa State College (University) who exemplify outstanding leadership, scholarship, character, and service. Membership in the society was limited to men until 1975 when the charter was changed to allow women to become members.

To be eligible for membership, a student must be a junior or senior and have a GPA of at least 3.0. The applicants' leadership, character, service, and scholarship are assessed and verbal interviews are used to make the final decision regarding membership. Less than one percent of Iowa State's juniors and seniors are selected. Faculty and Staff may also be considered for membership. A Cardinal Key member must nominate the faculty or staff member; he/she is then selected based upon his/her leadership, character, service, and scholarship activities, and the written nomination by the Cardinal Key nominator.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box and 1 map case folder)

Abstract

The Cardinal Key Honor Society was established in 1926 to recognize students at Iowa State College (University) who exemplify outstanding leadership, scholarship, character, and service. This collection contains correspondence, reports, nomination forms, rosters, news clippings, and constitution and by-laws. The records include information regarding membership selection process, the tapping ceremony, and Leadership Day.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Chronologically.

Items in related collections

RS 22/2. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Honorary Fraternities and Recognition Societies records, 1924-2013

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 22/2/8. Cardinal Key Honor Society (Iowa State University) records, 1926-2016, undated
Date
April 12, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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