Lambda Pi Eta
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:
- Recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies,
- Stimulate interest in the field of communication,
- Promote and encourage professional development among communication majors,
- Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication,
- Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students, and
- Explore options for graduate education in communication studies.
To be eligible for memberships, students must:
- be a Communication Studies major or minor;
- have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours;
- have completed the equivalent of 12 semester hours in communication studies;
- have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
- have a GPA of at least 3.25 in all communication studies classes;
- be currently enrolled as a student in good standing.