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Northwestern School of Communication

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta; Pi Theta Chapter 

Lambda Pi Eta is the national honor society for college and university students pursuing studies in communication-related disciplines and the official honor society recognized by the National Communication Association. The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of communication; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication students; provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication; establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and explore options for further education in the field of communication. 

Members are given a certificate, pin, and gold honors cord to wear during graduation ceremonies.  

The School of Communication founded Northwestern’s Pi Theta chapter in 2004. The chapter is devoted to fostering and supporting student-driven projects that build community within the school and that showcase communication students’ creative and academic work. 

Undergraduate Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 22.5 NU general credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above 
  • Minimum of 4.5 NU credits of communication coursework with a communication course GPA of 3.25 or above. 


  • Member invites are emailed out beginning of February to all qualifying students. 
  • Interest form and membership fees are due are by March deadline.  

SoC Honors Convocation  

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