The National Communication Association awarded a National Honors Society chapter called Alpha Beta Psi to our Department!
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official honor society for Communication students at four-year colleges and universities. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), LPH has several active chapters across the world.
The organization’s name represents Aristotle’s three ingredients of persuasion: LOGOS (Lambda), PATHOS (Pi) and ETHOS (Eta). These three concepts, described in Aristotle’s The Rhetoric, relate to logic, emotion, and character credibility/ethics, respectively.
The Six Goals of Lambda Pi Eta are the following:
- 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.
Student membership requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA with 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours completed and a 3.25 GPA for communication studies courses with 12 semester or 18 quarter credit hours completed. Some of the benefits of being a member of the Honor Society include:
- Receive recognition for outstanding academic achievement.
- Broaden student’s horizons and education.
- Help members decide direction for future study and development by sponsoring activities that explore various fields.
- Recognition at graduation (cord and stole).
Our Honor Society will provide our students with a remarkable forum to further their education beyond the classroom.
For more information, contact our office at 305-348-6272 or in VH 212.