Journalism and Mass Communication Honor Societies

Weighing the costs and benefits: A guide to Honor Societies

Editor’s note: This guide is meant to provide a quick overview and offer easy comparison information of the journalism and mass communication honor societies described in greater detail last week. 


By Lindsey Wotanis
Marywood University

Kappa Tau Alpha

http://www.kappataualpha.org/

Key Facts:

  • Founded 1910
  • “Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.”
  • 96 chapters nationwide

Key Benefits:

  • National recognition for academic excellence
  • Academic and service awards for outstanding seniors

Costs:

  • To start a chapter: No charter fee
  • Individual initiation fee: $30 for lifetime membership
  • Honor cords: $8 plus shipping

GPA Requirements:

  • Must have at least a 3.00 GPA (on 4.0 system) in junior/senior level journalism/mass communication courses.

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