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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 at Wichita State University with the purpose of encouraging scholarship and research in anthropology.
From its base at WSU, Lambda Alpha has grown to include more than fifty chapters. WSU's Lambda Alpha chapter meets regularly to provide a forum for discussion of relevant topics. Sponsored activities include the annual or biannual lectures and the Educational Opportunity Fund events.
The society provides funding for approved student activities, such as travel and professional conferences and seminars and publishes the Lambda Alpha Journal, which appears annually and is internationally distributed. The Journal is committed to reserving 50% of its content for student work.