Lambda Pi Eta - Tau Pi
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Lewis & Clark hosts the Tau Pi chapter.
LPH represents what Aristotle described in The Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.
LPH Tau Pi is a group of Rhetoric & Media Studies majors working together to foster a cohesive and collaborative environment within the major, uphold the goals of Lambda Pi Eta, and put together events that celebrate the rhetorical tradition.
The Six Goals of Lambda Pi Eta:
- 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; and
- Explore options for graduate education in communication studies.
The first group of Lambda Pi Eta Tau Pi students were inducted (in style) on February 27th, 2015.
Do you qualify?
To be eligible for admission, undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:
- Complete 60 semester credit-hours (90 quarter credit-hours)
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all courses taken
- Complete the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours (18 quarter credit-hours) in communication studies
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all communication studies courses
- Currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution’s policies
- Rank within the highest thirty-five percent of one’s class in general scholarship.