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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 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 2018 Application Deadline: March 25, 2018

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, 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.

Membership Obligations and Benefits

As a member of Rho Chi, students will be invited to attend national communication conferences, apply for selective scholarships, and take part in social and academic events and community service projects.

Membership in Lambda Pi Eta and other honor societies have many benefits. Highly achieving students have the opportunity to meet with well-known members in the communication discipline community. Attendance at conferences will expose students to the latest in research and encourage engagement in workshops and short courses in timely topics of interest. Students interested in continuing their education in MA or Ph.D. programs may network with others in the field to find the most appealing opportunities available to them.

Contact the Advisor

Dr. Suahn Cho is the Advisor of Rho Chi. She may be reached at