A college honor society, Kappa Tau Alpha recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.
Kappa Tau Alpha membership is earned by excellence in academic work at those colleges and universities that have it’s chapters. It is notable that selection for membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor.
Kappa Tau Alpha is the seventh oldest national honor society, that was founded at the University of Missouri. The University of Missouri is the world’s first school of journalism. The Society comprises 95 chapters which have inducted above 60,000 students since its founding in 1910.
Kappa Tau Alpha’s membership offers various benefits in the form of: national recognition for academic excellence; lifetime membership; and “the membership meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 Level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the U.S. Government”.