Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

Lycoming College is a member of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the National Communication Association’s official honor society. LPH has more than 500 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

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 LPH:

  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


To be inducted into LPH, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.25 in communication courses, with at least 12 completed credits in communication, and 60 completed credits overall.