The National Communication Honor Society

Lambda Pi Eta, Nu Theta Chapter


Communication Studies at Furman University houses “Nu Theta”, the local chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the national communication honor society.  The purpose of this group is to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in our field.

Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas, becoming a part of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 1988 and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995. LPH represents what Aristotle described in the Rhetoric as the three modes of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) for logic and reasoned appeal, Pathos (Pi) for energy and emotional appeal, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character, credibility, and ethics.

If inducted as a member, we would encourage you to live out a lifelong devotion to the study of communication and responsible civic and professional engagement. If you are inducted as a sophomore or junior, we are especially interested in your help leading the organization over the coming years: inducting new members, collaborating with other Lambda Pi Eta chapters, and working with faculty to promote the rigorous study of communication.

For more information about Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), please visit the national communication honor society’s website at:

Lindsay Harroff, 2011-2012
Lambda Pi Eta President

Dr. Sean O’Rourke

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