Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). It is a nationwide association of undergraduate students who have declared a major in Communication and who have achieved a high level of academic excellence. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), LPH has nearly 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.

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.

LPH New Members


  • 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


To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants:

  • Must have completed 60 semester credit-hours (90 quarter credit-hours), have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all courses taken, and have at least a 3.25 GPA for all communication studies courses.
  • Must have completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours (18 quarter credit-hours) in communication studies and currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution's policies.
  • Undergraduates who are elected shall rank not lower than the highest thirty-five percent of their class in general scholarship. The cumulative scholastic record of the student as interpreted by the institution where membership is to be conferred shall be the basis for computing scholastic eligibility for the purpose of classification in ranks. In addition, students should display commitment to the discipline of communication.
  • All persons considered for membership shall exhibit high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society.