Oregon State University is home to the Alpha Beta Theta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the official honor society of the National Communication Association, recently nationally recognized. We meet weekly for Communication in Context discussions where we apply communication theories and concepts we've learned in our COMM courses to real world examples such as current events, social media, and daily life. All COMM majors and minors are welcome to join us at a meeting to learn more about our chapter!

Spring 2014 meeting time: Wednesdays at 5 PM

The purposes of LPH are:

  1. To recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies;
  2. To stimulate interest in the field of communication;
  3. To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; and
  4. To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.

Lambda Pi Eta 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.

Becoming a Member:

Currently, we are searching for exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in becoming members of the chapter.

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Student has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Student has a COMM GPA of at least 3.25.
  • Student has completed 60 semester credit-hours at OSU
  • Student has completed 12 semester credit-hours in COMM.
  • Student exhibits high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society.
  • Student has declared COMM as major or minor.

If you are interested in becoming a member, feel free to attend one of our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5:00pm in Shepard Hall, Room 105.

For more information, please contact either the faculty advisor, a current officer (see below for contact information), or like our Facebook page for updates.

LPH Alpha Beta Theta Faculty Advisor:
Trischa Goodnow, Ph.D., Professor, Speech Communication
Shepard Hall B3, tgoodnow@oregonstate.edu

2013-2014 officers:
Alison Blazer - President
Emily Boyer - Vice President
Jaycie Silvas - Secretary
Noelle Cummings - Treasurer