R.V. Bennett Honors Program
Expand your academic horizons by taking
part in the Honors Program. The Honors Program provides an
opportunity for academically strong students to explore issues in
honors seminars and to work independently with faculty on topics of
mutual interest in Honors-designated courses. Entering students
with strong academic records will be invited to join the R.V.
Bennett Honors Program prior to their first semester. Current
students who are interested in participating in the program are
encouraged to talk to the
What is the R.V. Bennett Honors
The R.V. Bennett Honors Program has three components:
- Honors Seminar (1 Credit Hour):
Focuses on current topics of interest to Honors students in
an atmosphere of intellectual exchange and more active student
involvement in the learning process. A theme will be determined
each semester for the seminar. The seminar may involve speakers,
projects and service learning opportunities. Grading will be
pass/fail. Prerequisite: admission to the R.V. Bennett Honors
- Honors Courses: Each semester, academic
courses that are part of the regularly scheduled
curriculum will be identified as Honors Courses, based on
the willingness of faculty to participate in the program. Students
in Honors Courses will complete an honors project in association
with a course in which students are registered.
- Honors Society: Students enrolled in the
Honors Seminars will also be members of the Honors Society. The
Honors Society will sponsor social, experiential and service
opportunities to Honors students.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor
society of the National Communication Association. As an accredited
member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta
has more than three hundred active chapters at colleges and
universities worldwide, including Lindsey Wilson College's Xi Psi
chapter. The mission of Lambda Pi Eta is to:
- Recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic
- Stimulate interest in the field of communication.
- Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the
field of communication.
- Establish and maintain close relationships and understanding
between faculty and students.
Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of
Arkansas. It became a part of the National Communication
Association in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in
July 1995. The Lindsey Wilson College Xi Psi chapter was
organized and granted a charter in 2002.
Lambda Pi Eta
represents what Aristotle described in his book Rhetoric
as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos
(Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to
emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character,
credibility and/or ethics. The official colors of the society
are red and white.