About Us

Lambda Alpha, or the National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology, provides scholarships and grants for student members and publishes an annual magazine including peer-reviewed student publications. It has over 170 chapters nation-wide.

The TU chapter of Lambda Alpha was formed in 2003, taking the place of the long-running Student Anthropology Society that had existed since the 1970s. The Anthropology Department at TU provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in archaeology and cultural anthropology. Lambda Alpha members include any student interested in anthropology.

Lambda Alpha holds regular events including meetings, guest speakers, movie nights, and field trips to local places of anthropological interest. By joining Lambda Alpha, students not only get to experience anthropology with like-minded students, but also have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants from the national LambdaAlpha organization.


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Upcoming Events

  • Surface Metrology Group

    Our next meeting, Thursday, March 3rd, at 12:30pm. This time we will be discussing chewing in study and experiment. All are welcome! If you would like to join or check out the readings, please contact either Dr. Danielle MacDonald or Dr. Miriam Belmaker.

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  • Beyond Subsistence

    Lambda Alpha Weclomes Dr. Lauren Norman from the University of Kansas, presenting her work on "Interpretations of Past Animal and Human Lifeways from Arctic Arcgaeofauna." Lunch provided, in the siminar room at 12pm.

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  • Unstoppable Machines and Unrelenting Thoughts

    The University of Tulsa's Department of Anthropology and SSIG welcome Dr. Harold Odden, “Unstoppable machines and unrelenting thoughts: Cultural conceptions and management of insomnia in the U.S.”

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