Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society for students of Communication. We are directly affiliated with the National Communication Association (NCA). We are the sibling organization of Sigma Chi Eta, the national communication honor society for community colleges.
Lambda Pi Eta was founded at the University of Arkansas in 1985. Our affiliation with the NCA began three years later, and in July of 1995, we became the official NCA honorary. We are accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Today, over 400 chapters of Lambda have been chartered at colleges and universities across the nation and the world.
Our greek letters represent Aristotle's three ingredients of persuasion - Logos (Lambda; logic), Pathos (Pi; of or relating to emotion), and Ethos (Eta; character, integrity, credibility and personal ethics) - which are still considered by many scholars to be the foundation of the Communication discipline.
A solid background of co-curricular, community, and/or professional involvement in the field of communication is favored among Lambda applicants.
Contact the Department of Communication -- located in Blake B -- for more information and an application, or email Dr. Harrigan.
The chapter induction ceremony is held once a year in the fall.