The Crimson Key Society selects new members each year through a comp process that begins in February and concludes in April. Key Comp has two phases. In the first phase, after attending an information session and completing a short application, prospective CKS members sit for a 20 minute interview, at which compers are asked to present one model tour stop. In the second phase, prospective CKS members prepare a campus tour and deliver it to two different members of Key.
This February, we will kick off our 65th annual spring comp! Since 1948, Crimson Key has provided invaluable service to the Harvard community, from our daily historical tours of Harvard Yard to our community outreach program, TEACH, and Keysters have a great time doing it all.
Check out this year’s “Comp Key” video to find out what members love about the organization! You might see some familiar faces…
Comp 2013 Tour Template now available here. Please keep in mind that the template is just the basic format of a CKS tour. We strongly encourage outside research. Good luck preparing your full-length tour!
Second Round Overview
In the second round, you will be asked to prepare a full-length tour and present it to two different members of Key. Tour evaluators will be assigned by Sunday, March 24, and all tours must be presented by Wednesday, April 10 (this date is subject to change). Decisions will be announced approximately two weeks later (exact date TBA).
Model Tours will be held M-F at 5 PM from March 11-15 and March 25-29, once the comp process begins. You are also more than welcome to check out our regular tours, which run every Monday-Saturday at 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM. All CKS tours leave from the Information Center in the Holyoke Center.
If you have questions as you prepare your model tour stop, feel free to email Kemie, the CKS Vice President/Comp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.