Kappa Tau Alpha

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Kappa Tau Alpha
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Founded March 10, 1910; 107 years ago (1910-03-10)
University of Missouri
Type Honor society
Emphasis Journalism and mass communication
Mission statement
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
Publication KTA Newsletter
Chapters 93
Members 63,726 collegiate
Headquarters Columbia, Missouri
United States
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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[2]