The Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, which recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship, is 104 years old. Membership is a mark of high distinction and honor and is by invitation only based on outstanding academic achievement. The Greek letters mean Knowledge, Truth and Accuracy. The emblem is a gold key that symbolizes knowledge and high standards. Top Scholar plaques and a gold medallion are awarded to the undergraduate and graduate students who have the highest grade point average in their class. All inductees receive a certificate, a KTA key and an honor cord to wear at graduation.