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R.V. Bennett Honors Program

Expand your academic horizons by taking part in the Honors Program. The Honors Program provides an opportunity for academically strong students to explore issues in honors seminars and to work independently with faculty on topics of mutual interest in Honors-designated courses. Entering students with strong academic records will be invited to join the R.V. Bennett Honors Program prior to their first semester. Current students who are interested in participating in the program are encouraged to talk to the program's director.

 What is the R.V. Bennett Honors Program?

The R.V. Bennett Honors Program has three components:

  • Honors Seminar (1 Credit Hour):   Focuses on current topics of interest to Honors students in an atmosphere of intellectual exchange and more active student involvement in the learning process. A theme will be determined each semester for the seminar. The seminar may involve speakers, projects and service learning opportunities. Grading will be pass/fail. Prerequisite: admission to the R.V. Bennett Honors Program.     
  • Honors Courses: Each semester, academic courses that are part of the regularly scheduled curriculum will be identified as Honors Courses, based on the willingness of faculty to participate in the program. Students in Honors Courses will complete an honors project in association with a course in which students are registered. 
  • Honors Society:  Students enrolled in the Honors Seminars will also be members of the Honors Society. The Honors Society will sponsor social, experiential and service opportunities to Honors students.

Honor Societies

Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta has more than three hundred active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide, including Lindsey Wilson College's Xi Psi chapter.  The mission of Lambda Pi Eta is to:

  • Recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement.
  • Stimulate interest in the field of communication.
  • Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.
  • Establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students.

Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas.  It became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995.  The Lindsey Wilson College Xi Psi chapter was organized and granted a charter in 2002.

Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his book Rhetoric as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character, credibility and/or ethics.  The official colors of the society are red and white.

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