USC Chapter

We the members of Gamma Kappa Alpha, the National Italian Honor Society pledge to uphold and further the Italian language and culture.  The initials signify “Knowledge and Virtue”, two attributes that we will strive to maintain throughout our lives.  We pledge to stay true to our dreams and never stray from our beliefs, and to carry forth the traditions that have made Italians great.


The Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society is a society 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 culture, art and history.  The organization recognizes outstanding undergraduate scholarship in the field of Italian by awarding annually the Gamma Kappa Alpha Award for Scholarship.