Lambda Pi Eta is the official Communication Studies Honor Society of the National Communication Association (NCA). 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
- 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
Lambda Pi Eta at Wheaton
Each spring, students are invited to join Lambda Pi Eta after they have satisfied the following criteria:
- have completed at least 60 semester hours (or at least 90 quarter credit hours) in college
- have completed at least 12 semester hours (or at least 18 quarter credit hours) of Communication study
- have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 as a Communication major, 3.5 otherwise
- be currently enrolled as a student in good standing
- display commitment to the field of Communication
Invitation letters are traditionally issued in the fall. Induction is acknowledged at the Spring Honors Convocation.
For more information, please visit National Communication Assocation Lambda Pi Eta >> or contact the faculty advisor of Lambda Pi Eta, Emily Langan.