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Lambda Alpha National Honor Society

Lambda Alpha

What is Lambda Alpha?

Established in 1968, Lambda Alpha is a National Honor Society founded to promote the study of Anthropology.   The name Lambda Alpha is composed of the initial letters of the Greek words  Λογος Ανϕροπου (Logos Anthropou), meaning the “Study of Humankind”.

Lambda Alpha Recognizes Student Achievement

As a National Honor Society, Lambda Alpha provides incentives for exceptional performance from Anthropology students in the form of a publication venue for student research (Lambda Alpha Journal), a national scholarship for an Outstanding Graduating Senior ($5000), and an International Travel Grant ($2000-6000) for graduate students.  More information on these grants and application forms are available at the national Lambda Alpha website.

Requirements for Admittance

Membership requirements consist of a B average or 3.0 GPA in anthropology and no less than a 2.5 cumulative GPA for all coursework. Undergraduate students pursuing a major or minor in anthropology must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of coursework in anthropology to apply for membership.

Download the membership form at Lambda Alpha’s website, and send the completed membership form and a check made out to Lambda Alpha National Honor Society for $25 (no cash, please) to The Anthropology Office in 426 Graham. Applications are due each Spring semester.

Email Dr. Charles Egeland for additional information.

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