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Lambda Pi Eta

About Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). Lambda Pi Eta has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. It was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and became a part of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 1988. Lambda Pi Eta became 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.

Goals of Lambda Pi Eta

2011 Lambda InductionRecognize, 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


Faculty Advisors

Mary Vaughn, Department Chair and Professor of Communication Studies
Email Dr. Vaughn
(615) 460-6084

Lambda Pi Eta Certificate
How to Apply

Lambda Pi Eta Application