Lambda Alpha Honor Society

The UConn Department of Anthropology hosts the Alpha of Connecticut Chapter of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society.

About the Society

The Connecticut chapter engages in a variety of academic and social activities headlined by the annual Lambda Alpha Colloquium, where undergraduate and graduate students present their research in anthropology. Other activities include field trips to regional museums, archaeological excavations, flint knapping demonstrations, graduate school workshops, and movie nights.

Membership is granted for life. All members can apply to Lambda Alpha for research grants. Undergraduate members receive a graduation stole and graduate members receive a pin.


The society is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates do not need to be an anthropology major or minor to join the society. Students must meet the following requirements to apply.

Undergraduate Students

Society members must have:

  1. Completed 12 credit hours of coursework in anthropology.
  2. An anthropology GPA of 3.0.
  3. A cumulative GPA minimum of 2.5.

Graduate Students

Society members must:

  1. Be admitted to the departmental graduate program.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25.

How to Apply

Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Director of Undergraduate Studies for review. A $25 one-time application fee is required.

Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies

For questions or to apply, please email:

Dimitris Xygalatas