Lambda Pi Eta (LPH)

Would you like to graduate with honors in your discipline? The Communication and Journalism Department is a chapter member of LAMBDA PI ETA, the National Communication Honor Society.* The Society’s Greek letters - ΛΠΗ - represent Aristotle’s standards for persuasion: Logos, Pathos, and Ethos. All majors who meet the criteria below are invited to apply for membership: 

-A declared Communication and Journalism major 

-Have completed 60 semester hours of earned credits 

- Have completed 16 semester hours of Communication and Journalism courses (minimum of 8 credits taken here at UST) 

-A cumulative GPA of 3.25 for all classes taken 

-A cumulative GPA of 3.50 in Communication and Journalism courses 

-Currently enrolled as a full-time student 

-Exhibit high standards of personal and professional character 

- Communication and Journalism experience (e.g., member of organizations such as Tommie Media, Tommie Communications, Ad Fed, PRSSA, KUST Radio; presented research at an academic conference such as the UST Undergraduate Communication Research Conference; substantial community and/or campus involvement)

All initiates receive an honors cord for graduation, a certificate and a lapel pin. The application deadline for fall semester 2019 is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 The application deadline for spring semester 2020 is FRIDAY, MARCH 27. No late applications are accepted. 

If you meet these criteria and wish to join, submit these materials to Dr. Debra Petersen, LPH Chapter Advisor, at UST Mail 5011: a letter outlining how you meet the qualifications, including your anticipated graduation date and your contact information; your resume; and, your unofficial UST transcript. A faculty committee will vote on membership. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted regarding payment of $45.00 dues and information about the initiation ceremony, which will take place at the COJO senior graduation reception. For further information contact Dr. Petersen at

2019 Lambda Pi Eta Graduates

2019 COJO grads with Lambda Pi Eta honor

Katie, Ademite, Elizabeth Barnes, Lauren Bixby, Aaron Cornelius, Ariel Dorsey, Emily Hamann, Sarah Huettner, Rhiannon Lapadt, Lydia Lockwood, Danette Reistad, Solveig Rennan, Emily Sweeney, Anna Tillotson, Meghan Vosbeek

‌‌‌‌ * The UST Beta Chi chapter of Lambda Pi Eta is a non-profit organization. No rushing or social pressure shall be used to ensure membership. Selection for membership shall be made without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, physical disabilities, physical qualities, or age.