Lambda Pi Eta

The original chapter of this organization was begun at the University of Arkansas in 1985 under the direction of Dr. Steve Smith and subsequently it was chartered into a national organization, which received the official sanction of the National Communication Association. The name, Lambda Pi Eta, represents the first letters in Greek of the three types of proofs that Aristotle presented in his teaching and writing in Rhetoric:Logos (Lambda)Pathos (Pi), and Ethos (Eta). Currently, Lambda Pi Eta has over 400 chapter affiliates worldwide. If you have a strong academic record, you may be invited to join the University’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society. 

You may qualify for our chapter if you meet all of the following qualifications:

  1. Completed 60 semester credit-hours with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA 
  2. Completed 12 semester credit-hours in communication studies with a minimum 3.25 GPA

The purposes of the Communication Honor Society are as follows:

  1. To recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies
  2. To stimulate interest in the field of communication
  3. To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors
  4. To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
  5. To establish and maintain closer relationships and mutual understanding between speech communication studies faculty and students
  6. To explore options for graduate education in communication studies

For additional information, contact Dr. Ron Warren, who can also put you in contact with one of the chapter’s student officers.

The University of Arkansas as the 2014 Chapter of the Year

National Communication Association: Lambda Pi Eta

Distinguished Lectures & Events

In the past, the Alpha Chapter has sponsored distinguished lectures, hosted social events for students and faculty, and raised funds for students to travel to present their research at regional and national conferences.

“Float through Finals” is a traditional event hosted by Lambda Pi Eta. During exams, Lambda Pi Eta provides classmates provides ice cream floats on the last day of classes.

Chancellor Steinmetz at the Float through Finals LPH Event
Chancellor Steinmetz stopped by LPH's "Float through Finals" event . Pictured here (from left to right): Chancellor Steinmetz with Communication majors Ayako Hirano, Aly Howard, and Valeria Suzuki. 

Spring 2019 - Induction Ceremony

In Spring 2019, Dr. Ron Warren and current members of LPH welcomed the alpha chapter's newest members. Four students (pictured below) were also  recognized with the LPH Alpha Chapter Leadership Award.

The Ceremony

Dr. Ron Warren presents Brianna Lock (Left) and Katelyn Friesen (Right) with the LPH Alpha Chapter Leadership Award in recognition of their service to LPH.

LPH Ceremony Leader Award

Dr. Ron Warren presents Julie Cheek (Left) and Sam Buchanan (Right) with the LPH Alpha Chapter Leadership Award in recognition of their service to LPH.