Communication - Special Opportunities

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 achievement
  • 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.