Gamma Kappa Alpha, the National Italian Honor Society, was formed in order to acknowledge the superior scholastic performance of North American undergraduates in the field of Italian language, literature and culture. We were very pleased to revive the Southern Connecticut State University chapter in the fall 2012 semester.
Our motto is “Knowledge and Virtue”, and it recalls the words of Italian poet Dante Alighieri, “Considerate la vostra semenza: | fatti non foste a viver come bruti, | ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza” [“Consider well the seed that gave you birth: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.”]
On November 29, 2012 the following students were inducted into Gamma Kappa Alpha:
They recited the oath of the National Honor Society:
“We the members of Gamma Kappa Alpha, the National Italian Honor Society, pledge to uphold and further the Italian language and culture. The motto “Knowledge and Virtue” are 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 Honor Society is already planning activities for the upcoming semester, which include a tour of the Italian Renaissance collection of the newly reopened Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, and a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Eataly Food Emporium in New York. Check back soon for more information!
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