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




Fall 2021 Application Deadline: October 31 

If a student meets the eligibility criteria, s/he must first complete an official Permanent Record of Election fillable form and save it and email it to the chapter advisor Dr. Suahn Cho at Then, a one-time membership fee of $55 must be paid using a debit or credit card with PayPal.


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

Fall Commencement information is not available yet. Updates to be here: 


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.

For more information:


Contact the Advisor:

Dr. Suahn Cho is the Advisor of Rho Chi.