What is Lambda Pi Eta?
Lambda Pi Eta is The National Communication Honor Society of The National Communication Association. A member of the Association of college Honor Societies, it was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are:
- to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies
- to stimulate interest in the field of communication
- to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors
- to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
- to establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students
- to explore options for graduate education in communication studies
There are over 400 chapters located worldwide.
Who is eligible to join?
Requirements for the individual student include:
- Completion of at least 60 semester hours (or at least 90 quarter credit hours in college)
- Admittance in the communication major
- Completion of at least 12 semester hours (or at least 18 quarter credit hours) of communication study
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
- A communication studies GPA of at least 3.25
- Current enrollment as a student in good standing
- Commitment to the field of communication
What is the cost of membership in Lambda Pi Eta?
There is a one-time $30 membership fee in Lambda Pi Eta. This includes the cost of your membership pin and certificate. Also, there are local UD chapter dues in the amount of $20.
What are some benefits of my membership in Lambda Pi Eta?
Lambda Pi Eta members can become members of The National Communication Association, receive honor cords, build their resume with service activities and professional experience, submit their papers for presentation, apply for awards, hold a National Officer position, and attend and participate in regional and national conventions.
How is the chapter structured?
Each chapter must have a faculty adviser. The faculty adviser's primary duties are to check grade requirement eligibility of potential members, assist the chapter in carrying out its activities, submit orders to the national office, oversee the induction ceremony, and to keep correspondence with the National Communication Association.
Chapters typically elect the following student officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and/or Treasurer.
What does a chapter have to do?
Minimally, a chapter must submit a chapter report to the national office in the spring of each year. There are no specific requirements for the chapter report; however, it should include information about the chapter's activities. Again, the more effort put into the chapter, the more members will benefit. Some activities include holding a regular scheduled meeting (some with speakers,) some fundraising events, participation at regional and national conventions, submitting application for Lambda Pi Eta awards, nominating members for student officer positions, attending induction ceremonies for new members each semester, and much more.
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