Lambda Pi Eta

If you have a clear commitment to the discipline of Communication Studies, we invite you to apply to the University of Kansas chapter of Lambda Pi Eta. With over 300 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide, Lambda Pi Eta is an accredited member of the Association of College Honors Societies (ACHS) and the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.

University of Kansas chapter of Lambda Pi Eta
Please Fill Out The Application Form Below.

Application Form

Through Lambda Pi Eta you can network within the department and serve the undergraduate Communication Studies community. Some of Lambda Pi Eta's objectives include:

  • Providing an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication;
  • Establishing and maintaining closer relationships and mutual understanding between communication studies faculty and students;
  • Exploring options for graduate education in communication studies; and
  • Promoting and encouraging professional development among communication studies majors and minors.

As a member of Lambda Pi Eta, you will engage in activities that will support both our campus community and the larger Lawrence community. In the past, Lambda Pi Eta members have raised money or supplies for local shelters or non-profit charities, support planning for the Communication Studies department's graduation ceremony, and held panel discussions about applying to graduate school or learning about careers for COMS alumni. We hope to bring in professionals from a variety of fields to talk about what you can do with a degree in Communication Studies. Lambda Pi Eta members have also gathered together for community service activities and fun! These ideas and others have come from active undergraduate members of Lambda Pi Eta. We hope you will consider serving in this organization and helping us to determine how we can serve the Communication Studies undergraduate community. The Alpha Mu chapter of Lambda Pi Eta accepts two different types of members: associate and regular.

Associate Membership is based on three qualifications (typically first-year and sophomore students):

  1. You must be a Communication Studies major or minor
  2. Have an overall G.P.A. of 3.00
  3. Have a COMS G.P.A. of 3.25

Regular Membership is based on four qualifications (typically sophomore, junior, or senior students):

  1. You must be a Communication Studies major or minor
  2. Have completed 60 college credit hours with 12 hours of COMS courses
  3. Have an overall G.P.A. of 3.00
  4. Have a COMS G.P.A. of 3.25

Above is a link to an application form. To apply, please submit this application form.  Then e-mail a current copy of your Degree Progress Report to Dr. Robert McDonald at by Monday, February 26, 2024.   Regular membership includes a lifetime membership, a certificate and a lapel pin, and a gold cord to be worn with your graduation gown. A small portion of the membership fee also goes toward providing services and opportunities for our own chapter here at KU. Associate members can apply to be regular members after they meet the credit hour and GPA requirements. Dues for new regular members are $50. You do not need to pay this fee at the time of application! We encourage you to visit the national chapter’s website.

If you have questions, please email Robert McDonald.We look forward to hearing from you.

Maura Corder
Graduate Advisor

Robert McDonald
Faculty Advisor