Roanoke College

Lambda Pi Eta



What is it?

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association's official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has active chapters at over 400 colleges and universities worldwide. LPH represents what Aristotle described in The Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline. It is a new addition at Roanoke College.

What are the goals?

  • Recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies;
  • Stimulate interest in the field of communication;
  • Promote and encourage professional development among communication majors;
  • Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication;
  • Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and
  • Explore options for graduate education in communication studies.

The Alpha Beta Gamma class of Lambda Pi Eta was inducted in Spring 2012. Eight students were part of the first class at Roanoke College. There are now 14 members within the society. 


  • President - Gabrielle Gery '17
  • Vice President - Courtney Russell '16

Students pose with Karen McNew who spoke for the Spring 2015 induction.