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Iron Key Society (Purdue University)



  • Existence: 1910 -

Historical Note

Iron Key, formerly known as the Order of Iron Key, is a secret, honorary society at Purdue University. Twelve members of the senior class are chosen each year to serve in the society. Over the course of the academic year, members of Iron Key conduct a service project. Past projects include the addition of the Unfinished P Block statue and the John Purdue statue on the Purdue University campus.


"John Purdue statue to be built in hopes to connect him and students." July 13, 2012, Purdue Exponent. Accessed October 18, 2023.


"Service Without Recognition a Hallmark at Purdue." undated. Because of You Newsletter, Purdue Research Foundation. Accessed October 18, 2023.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Purdue University Iron Key Society records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 11
Scope and Contents Materials include one program from the October 12, 1980 Homecoming Breakfast of Iron Key, one pin, and one coin.
Dates: 1980 -