Student Organizations

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH has more than 500 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

LPH became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988, and the association’s official honor society in July 1995. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).

LPH represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.

To find out more about Lambda Pi Eta and how to join click here or email the chapter advisor Dr. Lourdes Martinez at

Health Communication Student Organization

The Health Communication Student Organization (HCSO) is a SDSU-recognized undergraduate student organization. The purpose of HCSO is to provide a platform for serving student interests related to health communication engagement and careers. Although open to all majors on campus, the club focuses on supporting health communication majors as they prepare to enter the field of health communication. HCSO strives to create opportunities for members to network with communication peers & faculty, engage with health communication employers, prepare for the post-graduation job market, and give back to SDSU & the San Diego community. Undergraduate students interested in joining HCSO should e-mail to join the ListServ. Everyone is encouraged to follow HCSO events and activities on Facebook: SDSU Health Communication Student Organization.

Society for Communication and Leadership

The Society of Communication and Leadership aims to improve the experience of the students of San Diego State University’s School of Communication program. It aims to bring together graduate students and faculty members to produce a fulfilling and worthwhile experience that teaches and expands the knowledge of each person involved.

SoCAL promotes the graduate learning experience through scholarly events, community service, and social events.

To find out more about SoCAL, contact: