Opportunities for Current Students

Lambda Alpha - The National Anthropology Honors Society

Theta of Pennsylvania - Gettysburg College


Lambda Alpha is the national honor society for Anthropology. Its purpose is to encourage and stimulate scholarship and research in Anthropology by recognizing and honoring superior achievement in the discipline among students engaged in the study of Anthropology.


  • student must be an anthropology major or minor
  • he or she must have completed at least four courses in anthropology (none S/U)
  • he or she must be a junior or senior
  • he or she must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in these anthropology classes (off-campus classes not calculated unless the class is with an affiliated program)
  • he or she must have a minimum GPA of 3.33 overall
  • he or she must be in the top 35% of their graduating class

Activities Sponsored by the Department

Every spring (usually in late March/early April) the department hosts an induction ceremony and dinner. The department also presents members with honor cords to wear at graduation.

Optional Honors Thesis

Lambda Alpha members are automatically eligible to complete an honors thesis in their senior year and encouraged to do so. For more information on an honors thesis, please see your advisor or consult the instructional documents filed on the Angel site.

Contact Information

Donna Perry, faculty sponsor: dperry@gettysburg.edu