Lambda Pi Eta

MTSU has an active chapter of Lambda Pi Eta with monthly meetings to promote professional development, campus involvement, and academic success. If you are interested in joining our chapter of this organization, please contact the MTSU chapter President Leah Kimbro at


Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities nationwide. The honor society recognizes outstanding student scholars in Communication. LPH has more than 500 active chapters in 47 states! LPH has been the association’s official honor society since 1995, and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).


Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as the three ingredients of persuasion: logos (logic), pathos (emotion), and ethos (character).


  1. Recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies
  2. Stimulate interest in the field of Communication
  3. Promote and encourage professional development among Communication majors
  4. Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of Communication
  5. Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students
  6. Explore options for graduate education in Communication Studies


Membership in Lambda Pi Eta signifies distinguished achievement in the discipline of Communication. As NCA’s official honor society, LPH members are encouraged to attend the association’s Annual Convention each November, and to participate in the several LPH-sponsored sessions. The NCA Annual Convention offers tremendous opportunities for networking and presentation of original and exceptional student research. Most importantly, Lambda Pi Eta chapters are communities of students and faculty that organize a wide variety of philanthropic, academic, and social programs.


To be eligible for admission, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete 60 semester credit-hours or more
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all courses taken
  3. Complete 12 semester credit-hours or more in communication (COMM)
  4. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all communication courses (COMM)

To join our MTSU chapter:

Every eligible student member must submit the national initiation fee ($30) and completed Application Form to the faculty advisor, Dr. DeAnne Priddis, prior to induction. This one-time fee covers your Lambda Pi Eta lifetime membership. Price increases to $35 on 4/1/24.

Pledge Membership: If you are interested in joining, but you do not meet the credit requirements at this time, you can join as a Pledge Member for just $5/year. You are eligible to join all MTSU Lambda Pi Eta events and even run for office. However, pledge members are not eligible for national membership until all requirements are met. Please state "Pledge Membership" on your application, and join us for our upcoming meetings.

Please make the the check payable to MTSU and put in Dr. Priddis’s mailbox in Jones Hall 233.

Once the faculty advisor submits the fee, the student will be sent a personalized induction certificate and a Lambda Pi Eta lapel pin.  If you wish to also order gold Honor cords, please include an additional $15.00 ($18 as of 4/1/24) on your check made payable to MTSU.  Once item arrives, watch for an email to arrange to pick up from Dr. Priddis (Jones Hall 203).

Upcoming Events


Lambda Pi Eta Fall 2023 Events