Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

Theta Nu is the Portland State University chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta honor society of the National Communication Association.

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), Lambda Pi Eta 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, or logic), Pathos (Pi, or emotion), and Ethos (Eta, or character, credibility, and ethics). Theta Nu, the official chapter of Lambda Pi Eta at Portland State University, was founded in the Fall semester of 2012.

The goals of Lambda Pi Eta and the Theta Nu chapter include:

(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; and 
(6) Explore options for graduate education in communication studies.

Do you qualify? 
Find out if you are eligible to join.