Lambda Pi Eta

The original chapter of this organization began at the University of Arkansas in 1985 under the direction of Dr. Steve Smith and subsequently it was chartered into a national organization, which received the official sanction of the National Communication Association. The name, Lambda Pi Eta, represents the first letters in Greek of the three types of proofs that Aristotle presented in his teaching and writing in RhetoricLogos (Lambda)Pathos (Pi), and Ethos (Eta). Currently, Lambda Pi Eta has over 500 active chapter affiliates worldwide. If you have a strong academic record, you may be invited to join the University’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society. 


You may qualify for our chapter if you meet all of the following qualifications:

  1. Completed 60 semester credit-hours with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA 
  2. Completed 12 semester credit-hours in communication studies with a minimum 3.25 GPA


The purposes of the Communication Honor Society are as follows:

  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
  4. To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
  5. To establish and maintain closer relationships and mutual understanding between speech communication studies faculty and students
  6. To explore options for graduate education in communication studies

For additional information, contact Dr. T. Jake Dionne, who can also put you in contact with one of the chapter’s student officers.


Learn More About LPH:

The University of Arkansas as the 2014 Chapter of the Year

National Communication Association: Lambda Pi Eta


LPH Induction 2023  LPH Induction 2023

LPH Induction 2023  LPH Induction 2023

Historical Marker 

In November of 2019, the department celebrated LPH's historical roots at the University of Arkansas by placing a marker in front of Kimpel Hall and hosting a dedication ceremony.

LPH Marker


The Alpha Chapter has sponsored distinguished lectures, hosted social events, and raised funds for students to present research at regional and national conferences. “Float through Finals” is a traditional event, during which members hand out ice cream floats.

LPH Coffee Mixer 2023