Lambda Alpha

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**Memberhip applications for the 2018 spring semester are due by noon on March 1st, 2018.**

Lambda Alpha is the National Collegiate Honors Society for students of Anthropology. The purpose of Lambda Alpha is to promote the study and appreciation of Anthropology as an academic discipline and a forum of applied learning for the benefit of all peoples in real-world contexts. The society was established in 1968 and currently contains around 170 chapters. The name, Lambda Alpha, comes from the initial letters of the Greek words logos anthropou, meaning the 'study of humans.' The national chapter publishes Lambda Alpha Journal, which appears annually and is internationally distributed. The Lambda Alpha Journal reserves 50% of its content for student work.

Becoming a member of the Beta of Montana Chapter

Beta of Montana is the Lambda Alpha Chapter in the University of Montana's Department of Anthropology. To Join Beta of Montana students need to meet the following requirements:

Undergraduate Students:

  • Must have completed 12 credits of course work in anthropology.
  • Must have an anthropology G.P.A of at least 3.0.
  • Must have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.5.

Graduate Students:

  • Must be admitted to the departmental graduate program.
  • Must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.25.

If you meet the above qualifications and wish to join, fill out a membership card which can be obtained from Lauren Clark or Dr. Richard Sattler (contact information below), write a check or money order for $25 to Lambda Alpha (this cost includes a lifetime membership, certificate, and ID card), then give your payment and application to Lauren Clark, President of Lambda Alpha-Beta Chapter for submission to the Lambda Alpha National Office.

Membership applications will be forwarded to the national office for processing twice a year, so be sure to get your applications in early! For the 2018 spring semester, applications are due BY NOON ON MARCH 1ST, 2018.

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If you have any questions please contact our chapter president Lauren Clark, or our faculty sponsor, Dr. Richard Sattler, for further information.