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.
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.
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 participated in planning the Communication Studies department's graduation ceremony and held a panel discussion on applying to graduate school. 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.
Membership is based on four qualifications:
- You must be a Communication Studies major
- Have Completed 60 college credit hours with 12 hours of COMS courses,
- Have an overall G.P.A. of 3.00
- Have a COMS G.P.A. of 3.25.
Below is a link to an application form. Please mail it back to the Graduate Student Coordinator with a copy of your KU unofficial transcripts, or bring them to the Graduate Student Coordinator's mailbox in the COMS office (102 Bailey Hall) by Wednesday, March 1 at 5:00 p.m. Once notified of your acceptance, you will need to pay our one time membership fee. The application membership fee of $50.00 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 feel also goes toward providing services and opportunities for our own chapter here at KU. 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 contact Gretchen Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Application form: University of Kansas chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (PDF, 01/17)