Garnet Key Honor Society

Garnet Key Honor Society recognizes high academic achievement and leadership accomplishments in graduate and undergraduate students at FSU Panama City. Providing a close network of students, faculty, and alumni who exemplify the utmost character, active involvement, and high academic standards, Garnet Key members participate in a variety of community service and leadership initiatives The Society also provides special recognition for students with the highest grade point averages.


Graduate and undergraduate students must have a cumulative FSU GPA of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 15 credit hours in a degree program at FSU. Students who meet academic qualifications for membership receive an invitation to apply for membership through their FSU email each spring term. A one-time membership fee of $70 is due with the application and covers a lifetime membership in the organization.

The induction ceremony is held each spring semester, welcoming new members into the society. Inductees receive a certificate of membership, lapel pin, shirt, and honor cord (to be worn at Commencement). Faculty, staff, family, and friends are invited to attend the celebration of new inductees.


Garnet Key is FSU Panama City’s oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary, dating back to the Florida State College for Women. The Garnet Key Honor Society was formed at an organizational meeting on September 26, 1986, as a branch of Golden Key in Tallahassee to recognize students for their outstanding spirit, leadership, service, and scholarship and to promote those activities which foster the progress and spirit of FSU Panama City. The first fifty members were inducted at a ceremony held on December 15, 1986.


Cristina Rios
Garnet Key Honor Society Faculty Advisor
(850) 770-2253

Sarah Schreck
Garnet Key Honor Society Coordinator
(850) 770-2176