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 49 new members who were inducted to LPH in April 2015. 

Sprin2015 LPH ceremony inductees                                                                                                   2015 photos by Mark Schmidt


More 2015 ceremony photos can be found on our Facebook page

Spring 2015

Karl Allison
Diamond Anglin
Jessica Boehm
Samantha Bruno
Hanna Bruy
Carrie Chan
Pierre Luc Chanut
Myrlande Demosthene
Tristan Devancour-Sain
Brianne Dolan
Margaret Dwyer
Haley Eivers
Keamone Frederick
Christina Gallo
Zachary Gaylis
Cecilia Guo
Courtney Heinbach
Sarah Helgeson
Courtney Jasmin
Alexandria Johnson
Janice Johnson
Megan Kriaris
Paul Licausi
Amanda Lindsay
Daniel Lydon

Christine Marlowe
Sara Matzkin
Barbara Narciso
Ramel Newerls
Kassandra Parisi
Illgner Paul
Michael Preite
Jake Proscia
Jorja Roumanidakis
Kiajah Rowe
Heidi Sandomir
Danae Sangiorgio
Lynnette Serrano
David Serron
Nathaniel Shapiro
Jenna Siracusano
Brian St. Jean
Alexander Tancredi
Jessie Turrin
Chelsea Waters
Ann Wen
Toniann Werner
Jennifer Whiteman
Glynnis Widmer



Recent inductees: 

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

 Spring 2014 inductees; more 2014 ceremony photos can be found on our Facebook page.


Lambda Pi Eta 2013 inductees
                                                                                                                 2013 photo by Mark Schmidt

Spring 2013 inductees;  find 2013 photos on our Facebook page.

Spring 2012 inductees 


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