Lambda Pi Eta


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Deborah Whitt


Officers elected annually include:

Lambda Pi Eta is the official National Communication Honor Society, open to Communication Majors at Wayne State College (Mass Communication, Speech Communication, Theatre)


The name Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his Rhetoric as the three modes of persuasion: Logos meaning logic; Pathos relating to emotion; and Ethos defined as character, credibility, and ethics.

  • Lambda Pi Eta was founded by Dr. Stephen A. Smith in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. The National Communication Association (NCA) established Lambda Pi Eta as the official National Communication Honor Society for undergraduate students in 1994. Lambda Pi Eta has been accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies since February 1996.
  • Lambda Pi Eta is an “Inter”national Communication Honor Society with almost 300 chapters in U.S. colleges and universities. The University of Bejing, China, is the first international chapter. The goal of Lambda Pi Eta is to encourage outstanding academic achievement and promote the dedication to excellence in the field of communication.
  • Lambda Pi Eta is a WSC approved organization associated with the Student Activities Board.
  • New members are inducted each spring. Faculty, parents, and friends are invited. All members and future members are encouraged to submit outstanding papers and present them at a state, regional, or national communication conference.
  • Members may choose to wear a red and white honor cord for graduation.


The Purpose of Lambda Pi Eta

  1. To recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement
  2. To stimulate interest in the field of communication
  3. To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors
  4. To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
  5. To establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students



There is a $35.00 induction fee for each member. After that, dues are $5.00 per semester.




In order to be inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, a student must:

  1. Have completed at least 60 semester credit hours of college course work
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in all college courses
  3. Have completed the equivalent of at least 12 semester credit hours in communications courses
  4. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in all communication courses
  5. Be in good standing and demonstrate commitment to the field of communication


Lambda Pi Eta at Wayne State College is committed to serving the campus and the community. An active organization, students are primarily involved with find-raising for a variety of charities and programs. Lambda Pi Eta students actively raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis and the Ronald McDonald House. Currently, they are involved in raising money for international travel for Wayne State College communication undergraduate students to study in Costa Rica. And as on-going scholars, Lambda Pi Eta students routinely raise travel funds for members to present research at state, regional, and national conventions.


Dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence, members of Lambda Pi Eta who present research at state, regional, and national conventions are well prepared for the rigors of graduate school and the demands of professional careers.


Contact Information  


Deborah Whitt, Ph.D.
Dept. of Comm. Arts
HU 113C
Wayne State College
Wayne , NE 68787
(402) 375-7352
FAX: (402) 375-7130


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Lambda Pi Eta

Current Season

Children's Show

Past Productions

Upcoming Events

April 20-August 31

WSC Juried Student Exhibit

Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:

April 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


April 28

Joshua Calkin, tuba

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 29

Black and Gold

Show Choir

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


April 30

Plains Writers Series

Humanities Lounge, 2:00 p.m.

Fiction Slam

The Max Bar & Grill,

7:00 p.m.


April 30

Wildcat Big Band (Jazz)

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


May 2

Jerod Kohler, trombone

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


May 4

Honors Recital

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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