Robert W. Dardenne Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha
Office: PRW 204
Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Robert W. Dardenne Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha was founded in 2012. Dr. Robert W. Dardenne was the first faculty adviser of Kappa Tau Alpha’s USF St. Petersburg chapter. In April 2014, the chapter was named after Dr. Dardenne in honor his distinctive service and contribution to this organization.
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.
The seventh oldest national honor society, Kappa Tau Alpha was founded at the University of Missouri in 1910 at the world’s first school of journalism. The Society has 95 chapters and has inducted nearly 60,000 outstanding students since its founding 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.