Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication honor society, had its charter year at the college in 1989. The purposes of the society shall be to: 1) foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication; 2) to stimulate interest in the field of communication through community outreach and service; 3) to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; 4) to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the discipline of communication; 5) to establish and maintain closer relationships and mutual understanding between communication faculty and students; and 6) to explore options for graduate education in communication. The criteria for being a member require a student to be a communication, communication science and disorders major, or information technology major; to have completed at least fifteen (15) semester hours in communication and sixty (60) hours overall; have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA overall and in the major, with no grades below "C-", no more than one incomplete (I) on a maximum of six (6) semester hours, and no unsatisfactory grades (U). New members are invited, at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. For more information, contact: Dr. Hall-Mills, Shannon.Hall-Mills@cci.fsu.edu.
Beta Phi Mu, the Library and Information Studies International Honor Society, was founded in 1948 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1957, the Gamma chapter of the society was installed at Florida State University to recognize local scholars. Beta Phi Mu headquarters are currently housed in the School of Library and Information Studies, College of Communication and Information, on the Florida State University campus. Membership is by invitation and is offered to grauate studens who have recently graduated from a program in Library and Information Stuies. There is a minimum GPA requirement, students must be nominated by faculty, and no more than 25% of a graduating class may be nominated. For more information ontact Dr. Gary Burnett, Gary.Burnett@cci.fsu.edu.