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Welcome to Psi Chi

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. More than 700,000 lifetime members have joined in this worthwhile cause including Distinguished Members such as Drs. Albert Bandura, B. F. Skinner, and Phillip Zimbardo. A few popular Membership Benefits include international recognition for academic excellence, as well as access to our three publications and more than $400,000 in annual awards and grants.

Lifetime Membership Is Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students majoring or minoring in psychology or a closely related field at an institution with a Psi Chi chapter may join if they met the Society's minimum requirements and any additional chapter requirements.

Transfer students who meet regular student membership requirements may check with their local chapter advisor for eligibility specifics. At least 12 semester hours or equivalent in psychology coursework at their new institution is required unless otherwise specified according to that chapter's bylaws.

Full-time faculty members of an institution with a Psi Chi chapter may be elected by the local chapter. A doctorate in psychology or a closely related field is required to become a Psi Chi primary faculty advisor. Coadvisors or faculty alumni members may have a master's or doctorate.

Alumni who graduated at an institution before a Psi Chi chapter was established may be elected to membership by that local chapter if they meet the current criteria for student membership based on their final transcript at that institution. 

Individuals become members by joining their local Psi Chi chapter. 

After potential members are approved by their faculty advisor, all 1,100 Psi Chi chapters approve and process their new members on our online system. The Psi Chi Central Office, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, manages the Society under the direction of the Board of Directors, who are Psi Chi members elected by the chapters to guide the Organization.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Our sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.

Portal Information

Description

Mission Statement
Recognizing and promoting excellence
in the science and application of psychology

Purpose Statement
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Category

Honors Society

Organization E-Mail
Advisor Name

Adelaide K Kreamer

Advisor Email
Membership Requirements

What are the minimum requirements for a person to join your organization?

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:
• Completion of at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of the college course.
• Completion of 9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology.
• Ranking in the upper 35% of one’s graduating class in general scholarship*.
• They must also demonstrate superior scholarship in psychology, earning a minimum GPA in psychology courses of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades.
Psi Chi accepts the policy of the institution regarding grades.

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:
• An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all graduate courses, including psychology. Psi Chi accepts the policy of the institution regarding grades.

FOR ALL STUDENTS:
• An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all graduate courses, including psychology. Psi Chi accepts the policy of the institution regarding grades.

List the names of ALL members who are authorized to do business on campus for your club, including your President and Treasurer (i.e. book rooms, reserve tabling, etc.). ONLY THOSE NAMES THAT APPEAR ON THIS LIST WILL BE AUTHORIZED CLUB REPRESENTATIVES.

Karl Elers
Enrique Galvan
Marcus Garcia-Rivas
Alisa Colby
Cindy Mancuso
Alexandra Kovner
Melanie Aparicio

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Meeting Day(s)

Bi-monthly on Tuesday nights (starting 9/11/2018)

Meeting Time

7:00 pm

Meeting Location

Modoc 114