Join the Honor Society LPE

The official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association, Lambda Pi Eta (LPE) has more than 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Dominican’s chapter is known as Sigma Zeta.

LPE 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.

The Dominican chapter of LPE inducts new members every spring in a ceremony open to friends and family.

Communication studies celebrating the induction of one of their own. CAS majors and minors are a tight-knit community who support and encourage one another to do their best in coursework and beyond.

Students representing the range of CAS majors after being inducted in 2019. Any CAS major or minor is encouraged to apply for Lambda Pi Eta.

Family celebrating with a recent Lambda Pi Eta inductee. Family members and friends who support our students are always welcomed to attend the induction ceremony.

CAS faculty members walking new inductees through the induction ceremony in 2017, which would be the last induction ceremony attended by Dr. Ric Calabrese, who founded the department.

Dr. Jennifer Dunn leading the ceremony to officially induct new members in 2016. A CAS faculty member oversees the honor society chapter and helps student members organize the induction ceremony.

CAS faculty and current LPE members welcoming new inductees into the honor society in 2015. CAS faculty members often mentor students to help them reach their academic and professional goals.

All inductees receive a certificate, pin, and graduation cords to honor their accomplishments in communication.

At each LPE induction ceremony, friends and family members are invited to support and celebrate the student's accomplishments, with refreshments served following the induction.

Prospective members must meet the following requirements:

  • A major or minor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences. 
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA with 60 semester credit hours completed. 
  • A 3.25 GPA for communication studies courses with 12 semester credit hours completed. 
  • Ability to participate for at least one semester after acceptance and induction of new members, who meet these requirements are inducted each fall and each spring.

Contact Dr. Jennifer Dunn for more details and the latest application form.