Xi Chi - the Lambda Pi Eta Chapter at the College of Charleston
Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The Xi Chi chapter at the College of Charleston is among nearly 300 other active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide. The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas about the field; establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students; and explore options for further graduate studies.
In order to be invited to join Lambda Pi Eta at the College of Charleston, a student must be a communication major in good standing with a minimum of 60 credit hours completed overall; have at least 15 credit hours completed toward a communication degree; have a GPA of 3.5 in his or her major; and have an overall GPA of 3.5. Finally, the Department of Communication faculty must feel he or she displays a genuine commitment to the field of communication.
Mary Grace Davis, a 2003 graduate of the Department of Communication, and Dr. Kathy DeHaan, Associate Professor of Communication, founded the Xi Chi chapter. Davis worked to establish the chapter during the 2002 Spring Semester, after she and DeHaan realized the Department of Communication, one of the largest departments at the college, lacked an organization to honor its outstanding students.