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Lambda Iota Tau National Honor Society for Literature

LIT ocat of Arms graphicLambda Iota Tau is an honor society for literature whose purpose is to recognize and promote excellence in the study of literature in all languages. Membership in the National Literary Honor Society is open to juniors and seniors who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have completed at least 18 credits in literature courses;
  2. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0;
  3. Submit an essay on a literary topic of at least 6 pages (an essay written for a course will suffice);
  4. Pay the $60 initiation fee that covers transaction costs, honor cords, and a certificate suitable for framing which is given out at the Honors Convocation in April. (Make check payable to Mount St. Mary's University)

For more information, please email the English Department.


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