Lambda Pi Eta is currently accepting applications


Photo Courtesy of Gail Fredricks Lambda Pi Eta application flyer.

Photo Courtesy of Gail Fredricks
Lambda Pi Eta application flyer.


By Gail Fredricks | Published Feb. 21, 2017

Kean University’s Communication Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta, is currently accepting applications to join.

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH has more than 450 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide. LPH became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988, and the association’s official honor society in July 1995. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). LPH represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.

For communication majors, there are some requirements before applying. To be eligible you must have completed 60 semester credit hours, which does not include the current semester, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in communication, a minimum GPA of 3.25 in communication courses and currently be enrolled as a student in good standing.

In order to apply, students must fill out an application. Applications can also be picked up in room 402 in the Center for Academic Success (CAS) building. Along with the application, an unofficial transcript must be printed from Kean Wise, a 500 word essay as to why you should be chosen for the honor society and a check for $50 made out to Lambda Pi Eta. All of this must be placed in an envelope to delivered to Professor William Kolbenschlag’s mailbox in room 402 before the deadline of March 1st. No email submissions will be accepted. Applicants will be notified of a decision by mid-March.

Becoming apart of the Honor Society provides Communications students a great addition to their resume, and students will be able to recognize and reward their scholastic achievement in communication studies, as well as making lasting connections with faculty. Students will receive a certificate and cords and a pin for graduation. There will be an awards ceremony on April 10 at 4 p.m. in the S.T.E.M. building, for members to be honored in front of their family, friends and peers.

“Becoming a member of Lambda Pi Eta shows each student how far they have come in their academic endeavors and pushes them to continue to strive throughout their lifetime,” said Shana Bucher, President of Lambda Pi Eta. When they receive their cord and certificate in front of their family and friends, they will actually feel that sense of pride and accomplishment, which is something everyone should strive to experience.”

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