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The seventh oldest national honor society, Kappa Tau Alpha was founded at the University of Missouri, the world’s first school of journalism, in 1910. It is one of 67 members of the Association of College Honor Societies.

The emblem of Kappa Tau Alpha is the key, the oldest symbol of knowledge and communication. 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, significant of truth, and gold, emblematic of worth and high standards.

The Society, as part of its efforts to promote scholarship, co-sponsors the Kappa Tau Alpha-AEJMC Awards luncheon at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

UMass-Amherst’s Chapter Advisor is Karen List.

KTA inductees 2024

The 2024 KTA initiates are:

  • Ava Aldrich
  • Gervaise Calos
  • Ella Colten
  • Grace Fiori
  • Carlie LaFauci
  • Christina Loberti
  • Thomas Machacz
  • Samourra Rene
  • Lucas Ruud
  • Alejandro Toldeo Cornman