Maroon Key Society

The University of Chicago College Honorary Society for Third and Fourth year students.

The Maroon Key Society is the College's Honorary Society. Its members serve as advisors to the Dean of the College and its Dean of Students. In addition to representing the larger student body in counsel with College leadership, Maroon Key Society members will also play an active role in the College Class Day and Senior Week. Students elected to the Maroon Key Society in their 2nd-year will serve for two-years; students elected in their 3rd-year will serve for one-year.

    Deadline Information

    Campus Deadline for all Maroon Key Society Nominations: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Deadline for all nominated students to submit their required application materials: Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Must be a 2nd- or 3rd-year student at time of application
    • Active in cocurricular activities
    • Minimum 3.5 GPA 
    • All majors eligible

    Application Process

    All nomination materials must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Nominations received after the campus deadline will not be accepted. 

    • Faculty and staff must submit their nominations ONLINE by February 21, 2018. NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

    All nominated students will be asked to submit the following materials as a part of the online application by April 1, 2018

    • Upload a current curriculum vita (CV) or academic resume detailing all activities (honors/awards, research, leadership, service, internship, and employment experience) begining with your first-year at UChicago. Guidance about how to craft a CV can be found here.
    • Upload an unofficial transcript.
    • Provide a 350-word essay in response to prompt.
    • Name and contact details of one (1) faculty or staff reference (only if you are a self-nominating student).

    Selection criteria include: 

    • Evidence of academic potential
    • Sustained engagement in co- and/or extra-curricular activities
    • Commitment to values and ideals of the College
    For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
    Nichole Fazio-Veigel