Purpose

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The Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society is an organization formed to acknowledge superior scholastic performance in the field of Italian language, literature and culture, and is open to membership at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada.

The Society encourages college students to acquire a greater interest in, and a deeper understanding of Italian life and culture. One of the primary goals of the organization is to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of Italian studies by inducting meritorious students of the University of Maryland Chapter into the Italian National Honor Society.

Members of the local chapters of the GKA are eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the National Chapter on an annual basis. For details on the eligibility requirements go to:          https://sites.google.com/site/nationalitalianhonorsociety/scholarships