Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA) National Honor Society


Each Spring, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication honors the top ten percent of the journalism graduating class and students are inducted into this national organization. Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that 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 that have chapters. Selection for membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor.

KTA was founded in 1910 and currently has 95 chapters, including the chapter at North Carolina A&T.

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.

Benefits of membership include: national recognition for academic excellence; lifetime membership; Certificate of Membership; a keypin; a sense of community with other fellow outstanding scholars in journalism/mass communications.

Additionally, The Department recognizes a top graduate with the Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award for earning the highest academic achievement for all undergraduate study.