Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association's official honor society with over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide, and is an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). The group strives to recognize, foster and reward outstanding achievement in communication studies. For more information about LPH at the University of Toledo, contact President Lindsay Mahaney or visit the group's Facebook page.
LPH's mission is to build a visibly cohesive community of national and international honor societies, individually and collaboratively, exhibiting excellence in scholarship, service, programs, and governance, by representing what Aristotle described in The 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 Six Goals of Lambda Pi Eta:
1.Recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies;
2.Stimulate interest in the field of communication;
3.Promote and encourage professional development among communication majors;
4.Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication;
5.Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and
6.Explore options for graduate education in communication studies.
Public Relations Student Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals; we advocate rigorous academic standards and the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.
Members enjoy local and national opportunities to connect with industry professionals while enhancing their knowledge of public relations outside the classroom. For more information about the PRSSA, email the chapter or adviser Fatima Shousher-Simon. The chapter also has a website, and a presence on Facebook and Twitter.
PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus Chapters in the United States and one in Argentina. Headquartered in New York City and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members, PRSSA has a rich history of support from our parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). PRSA offers professional development and networking opportunities as a community of more than 21,000 public relations and communications professionals worldwide - from recent college graduates to leaders of the world's largest multinational firms - connecting you to members in sports and entertainment, government, and investor relations.
Student Society of Professional Journalists
The Society of Professional Journalists (formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi) is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty, standing on the premise that the role of journalists is to provide information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner. The mission of SPJ is to ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries; it is the duty of journalists to keep the American people well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities.
SPJ includes broadcast, print and online journalists, journalism educators, and students interested in journalism as a career.
The UT chapter of the SPJ works with the Independent Collegian, the student-run campus newspaper. Students learn to interview potential sources, to write an effective news story, to design the layout for a newspaper, to monitor its delivery system and readership base, and to approach potential advertisers. For more information about the chapter, contact Paulette Kilmer.
Zeta Phi Eta
Zeta Phi Eta, a National Professional Fraternity in the Communication Arts & Sciences, aims to build professional character and integrity while increasing preparedness for its members and other students in CoCA. Events held by Zeta will be designed to enhance employment opportunities, assist in professional development, create networking opportunities, and give back to the UT community through philanthropic efforts.
For more information about Zeta Phi Eta, contact chapter president Sierra Hudnall.