The Department of Anthropology is now the Ohio Theta Chapter of Lambda Alpha. Lambda Alpha is the international honors society for students of anthropology. The society provides funding for approved student activities, such as travel and professional conferences and seminars. A limited number of scholarships are also awarded to graduating seniors. In addition, the national organization awards a few research grants to graduate students and holds a student paper competition for both undergraduate and graduate students. More details on these competitions will follow when available. The national chapter also publishes Lambda Alpha Journals, which appear annually and are internationally distributed. The Journal is committed to reserving 50% of its content for student work. Dr. Lawrence Greksa is the faculty sponsor and adviser for the group. Click here to view the current issue of the Lambda Alpha Newsletter.



Membership selection occurs once a year and can be achieved through contacting the faculty adviser, Dr. Lawrence Greksa.

National Membership: Lambda Alpha is available to students interested in Anthropology who meet the standards of scholastic performance set by our organization. The required initiation fee of $25 that is paid to the National Lambda Alpha Honors Society ensures lifetime membership to Lambda Alpha.


Undergraduate Requirements

  • Completion of 12 credits in Anthropology (to be completed by the end of the semester in which you apply)
  • Major GPA 3.25, Overall GPA 3.0
  • $25 one-time National Chapter fee


Graduate Requirements

  • Good departmental standing
  • GPA 3.25
  • $25 one-time National Chapter fee


All graduates of Anthropology within the past 5 years are eligible for lifetime membership.