Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA).  To be eligible to join, UAlbany students must meet the following criteria:

  • 60 credits at UAlbany with an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • 12 credits in Communication with an overall GPA of at least 3.25

About Lambda Pi EtaLambda Pi Eta logo

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) has more than 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide.  LPH was founded in 1985 and became the official honor society of the National Communication Association in July 1995.

LPH 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.

Goals of Lambda Pi Eta

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

National Recognition

LPH is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) whose mission is to build a visibly cohesive community of national and international honor societies, individually and collaboratively exhibiting excellence in scholarship, service, programs, and governance. 

New members

The Department of Communication would like to congratulate the 54 new members who were inducted to LPH in April 2014.

Lambda Pi Eta inductees at Spring 2014 ceremony
                                                                                             2014 photos by Mark Schmidt

Fall 2013 

Nicholas Accatino
Christopher Allen
Kristina Armioia
Margaret Banda
Imani Chappelle
Heulwen Corcoran
Amanda Crispino
Joanna Egles
Kristina Farrell
Allison Fox
Alyssa Goldberg
Kara Gorman
Rebecca Himmelfarb
Brittany  Hirsh
Sunyoung Jo
Margaret Levine
Katelyn Milliken
Lauren Montera
Michael Nakashian
Jennifer  Perez
Leah Petrosino
Lauren Rehm
Genesis Rodriguez
Bita Roofeh
Megan Salle
Kayla Sheehan
Kelly Sherrard
Ryan Terrill
Christopher Wolfring
Angelica Zielinski

Spring 2014

Shaniese Alston
Chynna Anuszewski
Lindsay Appel
Alyssa Aufiero
Christopher Barker
Jacob Bickel
Christopher Brognano
Brendon Chen
Walter Daughtrey
Cassandra Ehioghiren
Gena Iaquinto
Jazmine Foddrell
Adriana Gionis
Jung Su Kim
Michaela McGee
Daniel Nordland
Sarah Perelstein
Lindsey Phelps
Kathryn Recchia
Shanese Rouse
Nina Marie Savoca
Aaron Weil
Dana Wieczorek
Grace Wu

More 2014 ceremony photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Recent inductees:

Lambda Pi Eta 2013 inductees
                                                                                                                             2013 photo by Mark Schmidt

Spring 2013 inductees;  2013 photos on our Facebook page.

Spring 2012 inductees 


Officers from the Nu Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta conduct the 2009 induction ceremony.