Lambda Alpha is the international honors society for students of anthropology. The name, Lambda Alpha, comes from the initial letters of the Greek words logos anthropou, meaning the 'study of man.' The society was originally founded with the purpose of encouraging scholarship and research in anthropology. FIU was awarded the Epsilon chapter of Lambda Alpha in February 2010.Lambda Alpha has grown to include more than 170 chapters. The society provides funding for approved student activities, such as travel and professional conferences and seminars and the national chapter publishes Lambda Alpha Journals, which appears annually and is internationally distributed. The Journal is committed to reserving 50% of its content for student work.
- Lambda Alpha Awards and Grants: Lambda Alpha awards two national scholarships and international research grants annually. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating Senior majoring in anthropology. It also sponsors a Graduate Overseas Research Grant competition ($1,000 - $4,000). Only members who belong to chartered chapters are eligible to compete for these awards and grants.
- Lambda Alpha Journal: The Lambda Alpha Journal of Man reserves 50% of its space for student publications. This offers students an opportunity to have their work published in a respectable national journal.
- The Lambda Alpha stoles and pins should be ordered directly through the National Lambda Alpha office at least a month prior to your expected graduation. The order form can be found on this website. For further information, please contact Aldo Manresa, firstname.lastname@example.org.