Lambda Iota Tau, Eta Theta Chapter is an honor society for English, Philosophy, and Modern Language majors. This society was first formed in October of 1935 at Longwood. LIT is the first and only honor society for literature and modern languages at Longwood University.

On March 15, 1967, this local society became affiliated with Lambda Iota Tau, a national honor society, and became the Eta Theta Chapter.

Members of Lambda Iota Tau promote a love of language and the written word, and see literature as the truest expression of the human condition; a lens with which to view and learn about our world and ourselves.