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Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies, LPH has over 250 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.

Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his treatise 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 goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to:

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

Kappa Xi is the Rollins chapter of Lambda Pi Eta and induction into the honor fraternity is held each spring. In order to become a member of a Lambda Pi Eta chapter, a student must: have completed at least 60 semester hours in college; have completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; have a communication studies GPA of at least 3.25; be in the upper 35% of his/her graduating class; be currently enrolled as a student in good standing; display commitment to the field of communication.

Graduate students may continue as members of Lambda Pi Eta if they were previously inducted by a chapter as an undergraduate, or they may be inducted as new members if they would have met the membership qualifications as an undergraduate at an institution which did not have an active chapter of Lambda Pi Eta.

A student pursuing a minor in communication or communication studies may be inducted into Lambda Pi Eta if the student fulfills all of the academic requirements above. Of course, the student must have completed at least 12 semester hours in communication courses, and the faculty advisor must be convinced that the student "displays commitment to the field of communication."

Communiqué

Communiqué is the student chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) at Rollins College. It was organized in 1991 by the Department of Organizational Communication and chartered to help communication students learn more about the industry and become active in the field. The goal of the organization is to help students explore careers in public relations and related jobs, and gain involvement from other majors or interested students. Communiqué is dedicated to providing opportunities for Rollins students to gain valuable “hands-on” experience in the communication field, learn from experienced professionals, expand resumes while still in school, and to become distinguishable in the chosen field. Communiqué provides educational sessions, leadership opportunities, internship introductions, networking with professionals and like-minded students, and special event involvement.

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