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Communications Studies

Communication & Performance

Student Organization

Lambda Pi Eta is the official student body for communication studies majors at ETSU.

Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society of the National Communication Association at ETSU. Any student who achieves and maintains academic excellence in any sub-specialty in Communication may apply for membership in the organization. Lambda Pi Eta encourages its members to attain high levels of scholarly achievement as well as engage actively in generating interest about the communication discipline.

To be eligible for admission, undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete 60 semester credit-hours.
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all courses taken
  3. Complete the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours in CMST
  4. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all CMST courses

The Communication Studies Association is open to any and all CMST majors and minors. Regular Activities include any student interested in obtaining more information about or who wishes to join LPH or CSA may contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Andrew Herrmann.


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ETSU Debate: Recognize Your Potential

The East Tennessee State University Forensics and Debate Council is a student organization created to introduce students to creativity, organization, debate, and a way to have fun with all of these college demands.  The council focuses on the activities of Parliamentary Debate and Individual Events in public speaking, such as literature interpretations, limited preparation events, and public address events.  We are sure that the council has something to offer to everyone, and that it will sharpen the skills necessary to not only win an argument or speak well in public, but to impress potential employers and communicate well with everyone that you encounter.  Members may choose to participate in none, one, or multiple competitive events.  All members, competitive or not, serve important roles in the organization.  Also, the ETSU Forensics and Debate council is one of the few clubs on campus where students can earn college course credit for being on the competitive side of the council.  

For more details and information stop by a club meeting or e-mail ETSU Forensics and Debate Council at .

Forensics and Debate Council Meetings

Thursdays, 5:00 PM

Campus Center Building RM 208A

We hope to see you there!

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