Adrian College's Department of Communication Arts & Sciences is proud to be one of more than 500 active chapters of the Lambda Pi Eta (LPH). The Adrian College chapter is advised by Dr. Christy Mesaros-Winckles. LPH is the National Communication Association's official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. An elite organization where students must attain a high GPA in their major or minor and commit to completing an annual service project where communication skills are used for serving the greater good.
LPH represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.
The Six Goals of Lambda Pi Eta 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 6. Explore options for graduate education in Communication Studies At Adrian College members of Lambda Pi Eta have helped raise awareness for fair trade initiatives and homelessness in the local community.
Adrian College LPH graduates have gone to successful professional careers or graduate education with assistantships.