The emblem of THE HONOR SOCIETY OF DELTA TAU ALPHA is that which was selected by the delegates attending the First National Convention in March 1960. The corn and wheat of the emblem represent the products of applied education, experimentation, and hard work. The “delta,” formed by the corn and wheat, signifies change. Agricultural professionals continually change and adapt to more efficiently utilize resources in the production and marketing of food and fiber for a growing population. The scroll, on which the corn, wheat, and letters of Delta Tau Alpha are placed, represents the founding ideals of THE HONOR SOCIETY OF DELTA TAU ALPHA: scholarship, character, responsibility, leadership, and lifelong commitment to agriculture.
All members of THE HONOR SOCIETY OF DELTA TAU ALPHA are allowed to wear the official Cord during graduation ceremonies. The Cord shall be of the official colors (green and harvest yellow).
The colors of THE HONOR SOCIETY OF DELTA TAU ALPHA shall be green (pantone 748C) and harvest yellow (pantone 871C). Green symbolizes the fresh, new ideas that members bring into agriculture, just as a new crop springs to life each year. Harvest yellow symbolizes reaping the benefits of technology through the application of knowledge in the same way a farmer harvests his golden crop of grain.
The flower of THE HONOR SOCIETY OF DELTA TAU ALPHA shall be the chrysanthemum.