Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association's official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH represents what Aristotle described in The Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion:
- Logos (Lambda), meaning logic.
- Pathos (Pi), relating to emotion.
- 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.
Benefits of LPH membership at UNLV include:
- Induction at LPH ceremony.
- Lifetime membership ($30 one–time fee due with application).
- Opportunity to wear LPH honor cord at graduation.
- Potential leadership opportunities in the chapter.
- Chapter activities for members (to be determined by the membership each semester).
Eligible applicants represent scholarly and personal excellence by fulfilling the following criteria:
- Completed 60 semester credit–hours.
- Earned minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
- Earned at least a 3.25 GPA for all Communication Studies courses.
- Completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit–hours in Communication Studies and currently be enrolled as a student in good standing.
- Exhibit high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society.
Graduate students with degrees in Communication Studies (from UNLV or elsewhere) may also apply for membership in the UNLV LPH chapter. They must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours, earned an overall graduate GPA of 3.50, currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, and exhibit high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society.
LPH will solicit membership applications each semester; so if you do not quality yet, you may apply in the future. Applicants must submit the completed form with attached materials (i.e., transcript, personal statement that addresses #5 above, and the membership fee) to the faculty advisor by the deadline.