Lambda Alpha is the National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology. The Beta Chapter of West Virginia, formed in 1995, is housed in our department. Membership confers certain privileges, including national academic recognition, scholarships, and the opportunity to publish in a national anthropological journal.
Qualifications for membership are:
- 2.5 GPA overall
- 3.0 GPA in Anthropology/ Sociology classes
- A minimum of 12 hours of academic Anthropology OR 6 hours Anthropology and 6 hours Sociology
Application for membership is made only once every academic year, usually near the end of the Fall Semester. Qualified applicants are required to fill out a form to be signed by the faculty advisor and submit a one-time fee of $25.00.
Faculty advisor: Nicholas Freidin, D.Phil.