Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society

**We are currently accepting LPH applications on a rolling basis. You can apply any time. However, an induction ceremony will be held 1-2 times per year.**

The Department of Communication invites you to join the Psi Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) at Brenau. This is a communication honor society for communication majors sponsored by the National Communication Association. LPH membership provides many social, professional, and academic opportunities, including leadership positions, scholarship opportunities, and career networking events. Before applying, please be sure to review the eligibility requirements. To be eligible for individual Student Membership, a student must:

  1. Have completed 60 semester credit-hours (90 quarter credit-hours)
  2. Have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Have completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours (18 quarter credit-hours) in Communication Studies
  4. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all Communication Studies courses (See “How to Calculate Your Major GPA” below)
  5. Currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution’s policies

As a member, you will be expected to attend at least one general chapter meeting per semester and do some or all of the following: plan and attend at least one chapter event each semester; facilitate and/ or participate in career, research, and networking assistance; and stay connected with chapter alumni.

To apply, you must submit a membership application form (attached) and pay a one-time $30 membership fee, which covers your lifetime membership in LPH as well as a membership certificate and lapel pin from Award Concepts. Honor cords to be worn at graduation cost an additional $9.95 per student. Once you are inducted, you will become a lifetime member of Lambda Pi Eta.

You can mail your application form and check for $30 to the address below or place these materials in the mailbox labeled “Deeb” in the Jacobs Building (enter the Jacobs lobby, mailroom is to your left–place it in the Deeb box). Please make the check out to “Brenau University Communication Department.” Should you wish for the chapter advisor to order honor cords for you once you are inducted, please add an additional $10 to the check amount. Here is the mailing address:

Anna Deeb

Communication Department

500 Washington St.

Gainesville, GA 30501

Feel free to email Anna Deeb at adeeb1@brenau.edu with questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

How to Calculate Your Major GPA

You must have a 3.25 GPA in Communication courses to apply for LPH membership. See instructions below for how to calculate your major GPA: (Be sure to include any MM classes, as well as SP108, GR 207 and any other courses that are part of your major and major concentration classes.)

The grade point average is a weighted average and computed by multiplying the quality points earned by the credit hours of each course and dividing the total quality points earned by the total credit hours attempted. Below is an example of the GPA computation for a 14 credit hour semester load:

 

3 sem hours of A = 3 x 4 = 12 quality points

3 sem hours of A = 3 x 4 = 12 quality points

3 sem hours of B = 3 x 3 =   9 quality points

3 sem hours of C = 3 x 2 =   6 quality points

1 sem hour of   A = 1 x 4 =   4 quality points

1 sem hour of   B = 1 x 3 =   3 quality points

14 total hours                      46 total quality points

46 quality points by 14 hours attempted = 3.29 GPA

AU, I, IP, P and W grades are not included when computing a student’s grade point average, but will be recorded on a student’s transcript. The hours attempted in any course for which an IF or WF is awarded will be counted in the calculation of the student’s grade point average.