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 and its principle student advisory group. Its members serve as advisors to the College leadership and play an important role as representatives of the greater student body to faculty, staff and adminstrative leadership. 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, March 20, 2019

    Deadline for all nominated students to submit their required application materials: Monday, April 1, 2019

    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 nominations must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Nominations received after the campus deadline will not be accepted. 

    • Faculty and staff must submit their nominations online here by Wednesday, March 20, 2019. *NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.*

    All nominated students will be asked to submit the following materials as a part of the online application by Monday, April 1, 2019

    • 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 nominee essay that responds to the following: please provide an example of your ambition for others (public service, meaningful leadership, work in your research group, tutoring, etc) and provide a brief description of one area that you would like to discuss further with the College leadership (please don't use this as an opportunity to air grievances, but to thoughtfully reflect on a unique challenge or opportunity for growth in the College and/or student experience). 

    Selection criteria include: 

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