Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The Thiel chapter was approved in 1996 by NCA and is designated as Delta Nu.
The name, Lambda Pi Eta, represents the Greek letters for what Aristotle described in his famous book, The Rhetoric, as the three modes of persuasion. The first mode of persuasion is logos, or logic. In all aspects of scholarship and its application to one's life, logos plays a major role in deliberations and problem solving. Pathos, or emotional appeal, is the second symbol of our organization's title and encompasses a driving force that makes an organization vital and effective. The last mode of persuasion is ethos, or character credibility. Aristotle sees character credibility as the primary means of effecting change in society and in one'e life. Thus, it is appropriate that ethos is a major symbol for Lambda Pi Eta.
To become a member of Lambda Pi Eta, students must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all courses taken at Thiel.
- Have a GPA of at least 3.25 in required communication courses.
- Academically be in the upper 35 percent of their class.
- Have completed 12 semester hours in required communication studies course work.
- Currently be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing.
The purposes of Lambda Pi Eta are:
- To recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies.
- To stimulate interest in the field of communication.
- To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors.
- To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.
- To establish and maintain closer relationships and mutual understanding between speech communication studies faculty and students.
- To explore options for graduate education in communication studies.
For more information please contact the advisor, Dr. Moroco at x2041.