Opinion: Blue Key Honor Society invites students to event Thursday

By Ashton Summers | September 21, 2016 6:41pm

Blue Key? Is that some kind of new donut shop? Well, we are sorry to disappoint, but we are not the next Blue Star Donuts or Voodoo. We are an old honor society that has continued on quietly here at UP, just like your dusty books back on your bookshelf back home. And like the dusty books on your bookshelf, we are ready to reopen the pages of our old traditions back to the broader campus community.

Our Blue Key Chapter was chartered in 1951. Members engaged in service to the community as individuals, but they had a vision for something greater. With time, focus and dedication, Blue Key members were given authority over two large campus events: Junior Parent’s Weekend and Homecoming.

Also, Blue Key members founded Blanchet House here on campus. Both Junior Parents Weekend and Homecoming were so successful that they were soon absorbed by the campus administration as official events sponsored by the University. Similarly, Blanchet House grew beyond the scope of the University and is now a thriving non-profit that serves thousands in the Portland community.

While these accomplishments may be great, they are like the story you read back in sixth grade; you have forgotten nearly everything about what the book said. We acknowledge this truth, and are taking action by inviting you to attend our first on-campus sponsored event this Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in Buckley Center 207:

Service = Trust + Relationships = Vocation

Seats are limited, so please RSVP with Ashton Summers at summersa17@up.edu.