Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official communication studies honor society
of the National Communication Association (NCA). As an accredited member
of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta
has nearly 300 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.
Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and
was then endorsed by Dr. Stephen A. Smith. Lambda Pi Eta became a part
of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 1988. The Speech
Communication Association established Lambda Pi Eta as an affiliate
organization and as the official national communication honor society
for undergraduates in 1994. Lambda Pi Eta was inducted in the Association
of College Honor Societies in February 1996.
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
The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to: