Have you considered recognizing the academic achievements of students in your department? You can do this by starting a Lambda Alpha chapter at your university.

As an honor society, Lambda Alpha serves to recognize superiority, providing incentive for exceptional performance by granting certificates of accomplishment.

Since individual chapters are free to organize their own programs, this provides an opportunity for faculty and students to work together on mutually advantageous projects.

The winning of an annually awarded national scholarship provides $5,000 to a deserving graduating senior major in anthropology. A Graduate Research Grant is designed to encourage overseas thesis research. The award is variable, ranging from $2,000 to $6,000. Only applicants from chartered departments qualify to compete for these awards.

Since the editorial policy of the Lambda Alpha Journal provides for 50 percent of its space to be reserved for student publication, this offers a unique occasion for students to see their own work in print on a national level.

The national office is also interested in the possibility of organizing an international federation of anthropology honoraries and invites inquiries from national anthropology honorary groups in other countries.

LAMBDA ALPHA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: Your chapter may send forward only ONE candidate for this award.  The Lambda Alpha National Scholarship of $5000 is to be awarded to a true graduating senior majoring in anthropology.   The winner of the scholarship will be announced yearly in early June.

GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS: Your chapter may send forward as many candidates for these grants as deemed qualified. The Graduate Research Grant is designed to encourage thesis field research.  Request for financial support for travel, basic field equipment, and on-location labor costs would be favored.  The grant cannot be used for indirect expenses, and any unused money is to be refunded to Lambda Alpha.  The funds of $2000 will be awarded annually to each of the three sub-disciplines: archeology (one grant for $2000); bio-anthropology (one grant for $2000); and cultural/linguistic anthropology (one grant for $2000), or as many deemed qualified. The winners of the competition will be announced yearly in early June.


For general informtion about Lambda Alpha and questions regarding starting new chapters, graduation regalia, and membership items (certificates and cards) please contact:

 Mrs. Barbara Di Fabio
Administrative Coordinator
Lambda Alpha National Office
Ball State University
Department of Anthropology
Muncie, IN 47306-2117
email: bdifabio@bsu.edu
phone: 765-285-5297

BSU Anthropology Majors and Graduate Students: How to Join Alpha of Indiana Chapter?

Alpha of Indiana is the Lambda Alpha Chapter in the BSU Department of Anthropology.
To join Alpha of Indiana students need to meet the following requirements:

Undergraduate Students:

1. must have completed 12 semester hours course work in anthropology;
2. have an anthropology G.P.A. of 3.0 and;
3. have a cumulative G.P.A. minimum of 2.5.

Graduate Students:

1. are admitted to the departmental graduate program, and
2. have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.25.

If you meet the above qualifications, fill out a membership card (available from Dr. S. Homes Hogue)  write a check for $25 to Lambda Alpha (includes cost of certificate), then give your card and check to Dr. Hogue, Alpha of Indiana Chapter faculty sponsor for submission to the Lambda Alpha National Office. Your membership application and fee will be forwarded to Mrs. Barbara Di Fabio (Administrative Coordinator, Lambda Alpha Nat'l Office, BSU Dept of Anthropology, BB 319A) for processing.

For additional Alpha of Indiana Chapter information, contact:

Dr. S. Homes Hogue
Alpha of Indiana Chapter faculty representative
Ball State University
Department of Anthropology
Muncie, IN 47306
email: shhogue@bsu.edu

Lambda Alpha Executive Council Members

Dr. Mark D. Groover
National Executive Secretary for Lambda Alpha
Ball State University
Department of Anthropology
Muncie, IN 47306-0435
email: mdgroover@bsu.edu

Dr. Peer H. Moore-Jansen
Editor in Chief
Lambda Alpha Journal
Wichita State University
Department of Anthropology
Wichita, KS 67260-0052

Dr. B.K. Swartz, Jr.
Member for the Midwest
Ball State University
Department of Anthropology (retired)
Muncie, IN 47306
email: bkswartzjr@gmail.com

Dr. Marie Elaine Danforth
Member for the South
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5074

Dr. Elwyn C. Lapoint
Member for the Northwest
1211 E. 18th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99203

Dr. Faith R. Warner
Member for the East
Department of Anthropology
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301