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Lambda Pi Eta

The Honor Society of the National Communication Association

Rho Chi Chapter @ UMSL

Lambda Pi Eta 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), ΛΠΕ has nearly 420 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide. Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. Lambda Pi Eta became a part of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995. 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 and ethics. Rho Chi, the official chapter of Lambda Pi Eta at the University of Missouri at St. Louis was founded in the fall semester of 2004.


To become a member, students must:

  1. be a Communication or Media Studies major or minor

  2. have completed at least 60 semester hours total

  3. have completed at least 12 semester hours in communication or media studies

  4. have a cumulative GPA of 3.25

  5. have a communication/media studies GPA of 3.25


Spring 2025 Application Deadline: TBA

If students meet the eligibility criteria, they must first complete an official Permanent Record of Election fillable form, save it, and email it to the chapter advisor Dr. Suahn Cho at chosj@umsl.edu. Then, a one-time membership fee of $65 must be paid via Venmo. 

Students who are accepted for membership will receive a certificate of initiation, an emblem of membership, and honors cords to be worn during the commencement ceremony


Benefits of Membership

Student members shall be eligible to:

  1. Attend scholarly presentations and colloquia of the sponsoring academic department
  2. Represent the local chapter at state, regional, and national conventions
  3. Submit to the LPH research paper sessions at NCA’s Annual Convention (undergraduates only)
  4. Participate in LPH social media efforts via Linked-In, Facebook and Twitter
  5. Compete for various LPH national awards.

More information

Contact the Advisor:

Dr. Suahn Cho is the Advisor of Rho Chi.