Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has nearly 300 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide, including the Xi Phi chapter here at Wittenberg University.
Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. Lambda Pi Eta became a part of the National Communication Association (NCA) 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.
Spring 2017 Lambda Pi Eta applications will be sent out mid-January
If you are interested in applying to become one of the newest members of this prestigious society, be sure you:
- have completed at least 60 semester hours in college
- have completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study
- have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- have a communication studies GPA of at least 3.25
- display a commitment to the field of communication
As one duty of being a member, LPH provides a mentoring service to the lower-level Communication classes. Students can get in contact with them for general and specific questions, to help revise their papers, or get advice for studying.