Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the national communication studies honorary society, and is sponsored by the National Communication Association. 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 (NCA) in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995. UM's LPH chapter was chartered on October 10, 2006. It is currently inactive, but we hope to reorganize it in the near future.
LPH 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.
goals of Lambda Pi Eta
- 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
- Explore options for graduate education in communication studies
membership in LPH
Each fall we seek applications for membership in LPH. If you are interested, have a GPA of at least 3.25, 60 credits, and 12 hours of COMM credits, pick up an application from Jan in LA 301. We will admit members every December. A call for members will be announced in September.
Previous LPH groups have attended conferences, had a bake sale to raise money, and have volunteered at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association.