Kappa Tau Alpha
|Kappa Tau Alpha|
|Founded||March 10, 1910
University of Missouri
|Emphasis||Journalism and mass communication|
To recognize academic excellence and promote scholarship in journalism and mass communication
|Motto||"The Truth Will Prevail"|
|Colors||Light blue and gold
|Symbol||Key with quill pen|
|Homepage||Kappa Tau Alpha.org|
Kappa Tau Alpha is an American college honor society which recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Membership must be earned by excellence in academic work at one of the colleges and universities which have chapters.
The seventh-oldest national honor society, KTA was founded at the University of Missouri in 1910 at the world's second oldest school of journalism. KTA is the only journalism and mass communication society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies and is one of 67 ACHS members.
The emblem of Kappa Tau Alpha is the key, the oldest symbol of knowledge and communication, with a quill pen. The Greek letters mean "The Truth Will Prevail." The letters also suggest three English words: knowledge, truth and accuracy. The society's colors are light blue, signifying truth; and gold, emblematic of worth and high standards.
The society co-sponsors the Kappa Tau Alpha-AEJMC Awards luncheon at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
- Kappa Tau Alpha website Retrieved January 1, 2011
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Retrieved March 1, 2011