Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA).
Formed in 1988, the Lynchburg College Epsilon chapter was the 4th chapter chartered in the United States. There are now more than 400 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.
The name Lambda Pi Eta is taken from Aristotle’s book, Rhetoric. Each Greek letter represents the three ingredients of persuasion – logos, pathos, and ethos.
Invitation for membership requires:
- Junior or senior standing in the communication studies major
- Minimum of 12 hours of major courses
- Minimum of 3.5 grade point average in major courses
- Overall 3.0 GPA
At the Induction Ceremony and Banquet held each spring, members receive a certificate and pin from the National Communication Association. Seniors are presented with gold honor cords to be worn at Commencement.
Events have included mock press conferences, representing Communication Studies at the LC Major Fair, and special presentations by LC faculty and guest speakers like Sean Sublette, meteorologist for the local ABC affiliate.
Goals of Lambda Pi Eta are:
- 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
The Lambda Pi Eta faculty advisor is Dr. Mike Robinson, .
Dr. Robinson won the 2013 Advisor of the Year award and the Gift of Time Award at the Leadership ceremony in spring 2013.