Lambda Pi Eta is an honor society for communication students.
The Zeta Mu chapter of Lambda Pi Eta at Keene State College was established in 1998. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards undergraduates who exhibit outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies. Lambda Pi Eta is the official undergraduate honor society of the National Communication Association, which is the largest national organization in the U.S. made up of researchers, educators, professionals, and students who are dedicated to the study of communication.
Each academic year, the Faculty Advisor to Lambda Pi Eta sends an e-mail invitation to students who are eligible to join the Zeta Mu chapter of the honor society because they meet the following criteria:
- have earned a 3.25 or higher GPA for communication and/or philosophy courses with at least 12 credits completed
- have earned a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA with at least 60 credits completed
A one-time Lambda Pi Eta membership fee of $40 is due from each student.
Eligible students at Keene State College join Lambda Pi Eta by attending an induction ceremony where they receive an official certificate, lapel pin, and gold honor cords to wear when they graduate from the college.
Family and friends of Lambda Pi Eta students along with departmental faculty attend the induction ceremony.The ceremony also features a special guest speaker. Past speakers include:
- Glenn Geiser-Getz (Associate Provost, Keene State College)
- Pat Halloran (Director, Office of Academic and Career Advising, Keene State College)
- Andy Harris (former Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, Keene State College)
- Jay Kahn (former Vice President for Finance and Planning, Keene State College)
- Mel Netzhammer (former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Keene State College)
- Ann Rancourt (former Associate Provost, Keene State College)
- Walter Zakahi (former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Keene State College)
The Zeta Mu chapter of Lambda Pi Eta is known for hosting an annual Speech Contest.
During past academic years, students in Lambda Pi Eta have also worked with the Office of Academic & Career Advising to arrange career development seminars for students studying communication, helped organize the department’s Senior Project Conference, presented their undergraduate research at scholarly conferences such as the Academic Excellence Conference at Keene State College, the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, and the Women & Society Conference at Marist College, as well as sponsored social events or volunteered at other events on campus and in the Keene community (e.g. Costume Karaoke, Keene Pumpkin Fest).
For more information, contact the Faculty Advisor to Lambda Pi Eta: Dr. Chitra Akkoor