Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the Honor Society of the National Communication Association for undergraduate students majoring in Communication Studies. The name Lambda Pi Eta is a representation of Aristotle's description of Rhetoric with the three methods of persuasion: logos (Lambda), pathos (Pi), and ethos (Eta). It was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. LPH became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988 and became its official honor society in 1995. 

The six goals of the society are:

  • 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
  • Explore options for graduate education in Communication Studies

For more information, contact Lisa Mariona at lmariona@csustan.edu.

  • Certificate of membership with LPH
  • Pins and cords to wear during graduation
  • National recognition for academic accomplishments

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 with 60 semester credit hours completed
  • A 3.25 GPA in Communication Studies courses


Join our meetings and events to learn more about opportunities in Communication Studies, the community, while also getting a chance to meet other members! By meeting other members, you can make new friendships that can last a lifetime. We also encourage you to become an officer within LPH to get even more involved!

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Updated: July 07, 2023