Lambda Pi Eta
Oregon State University is home to the Alpha Beta Theta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the honor society of the National Communication Association. The purposes of LPH are:
1. To recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies;
2. To stimulate interest in the field of communication;
3. To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; and
4. To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.
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 ethics.
Becoming A Member
Currently, we are searching for exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in becoming members of the chapter.
Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Student has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Student has a COMM GPA of at least 3.25.
- Student has completed 60 semester credit-hours at OSU
- Student has completed 12 semester credit-hours in COMM.
- Student exhibits high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society.
- Student has declared COMM as major or minor.
If you are interested in becoming a member, feel free to attend one of our weekly meetings. For more information, please contact either the faculty advisor or LPH officers (see below for contact information) or visit the LPH Web site.
For Winter 2014 our meeting time is Wednesday at 5pm in Shepard Hall 105.
Meetings are typically about an hour long and are known as Communication in Context discussions. Here we have chapter members sign up to discuss specific topics or current events and tie them to communication theories that we are learning about in our different classes. Meetings are a great way to be able to meet other Speech Communication majors and learn about the different classes and opportunities that are available.
Trischa Goodnow, Ph.D., Professor, LPH Alpha Beta Theta Faculty Advisor, Shepard Hall B3B, email@example.com
Current LPH officers:
Alison Blazer - President
Emily Boyer - Vice President
Jaycie Silvas - Secretary
Noelle Cummings - Treasurer