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Lambda Pi Eta

Congratulations Lambda Pi Eta Graduates!

The Department of Communication Studies celebrates the achievements of the graduating members of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society.  As members of Lambda Pi Eta, you join a network of alumni united by a shared understanding of the three elements of persuasion described in Aristotle‚ÄôsRhetoric: logos (Lambda), appeals to the thinking mind using principles of logic; pathos (Pi), relating to heart and applying principles of emotion ; and ethos (Eta), established in perceptions and connections between people and drawing upon principles of character credibility and ethics. You learned these ideas and can now apply them in many settings, encompassing the professional world, civic life, and personal relationships. We have so much confidence in you and we could not be more proud of a group of graduates.

Congratulations to the Lambda Pi Eta class of 2020:

Sophia Balfour Amy Matthis
Robert Bodine Jacqueline Moreno
Julianne Castillo Gabriella Rodriguez
Luisa Gonzales Espinosa Tyshee Sonnier
Katherine (Katie) Haar Valentina Soto
Christopher Machuca  

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, LPH has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide.

LPH was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. LPH became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988 and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995.
Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his book, Rhetoric, as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character credibility and ethics.

The goals of LPH are to:

  1. Recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies,
  2. Stimulate interest in the field of communication,
  3. Promote and encourage professional development among communication majors,
  4. Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication,
  5. Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students, and
  6. Explore options for graduate education in communication studies.

To be eligible for memberships, students must:

  1. be a Communication Studies major or minor;
  2. have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours;
  3. have completed the equivalent of 12 semester hours in communication studies;
  4. have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  5. have a GPA of at least 3.25 in all communication studies classes;
  6. be currently enrolled as a student in good standing.

If you are interested in joining LPH, contact the faculty advisors:

Mark Paz
Mr. Jeremy Hutchins