From pizza parties to fundraising walks to guest lectures from local media personalities to bowling with the faculty, Lambda Pi Eta students organize many events in the School of Communication. Lambda Pi Eta (LPE) is the official communication Honor Society of the National Communication Association. The University of Hartford chapter, Alpha Beta, was established in 1992, to foster and reward student excellence in the study of communication. Because membership in LPE requires completion of 60 credits, we created the Communication Honor Society (CHS) so that deserving students can participate beginning in their sophomore year. LPE and CHS function as one organization with a single set of student officers and one faculty advisor.
LPE/CHS is one vehicle for recognizing students in the School of Communication for their academic achievements. The organization has other purposes such as stimulating student interest in the field of communication studies and in graduate education. It brings together students and faculty, enabling them to get to know one another outside of the classroom. Through LPE/CHS students also have opportunities to learn about internships, to meet local media and communication professionals.
Every fall invitation letters are sent to communication students who have at least a B average (3.00) after completing two or more semesters in the School of Communication. If you choose to get involved and fulfill the active member requirements, your official induction into LPE/CHS takes place during a spring induction ceremony. Faculty, students, and parents attend to recognize and reward the achievements of the inductees.
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