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Welcome to St. John's Queens Campus Chapter of Psi Chi - The National Honor Society in Psychology! 


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"Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications...

Psi Chi serves two major goals–one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to members' creative development. For example, the chapters make active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including including national and regional conventional held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.

The Society publishes a quarterly magazine, Eye on Psi Chi, which helps to unite the members, inform them, and recognize their contributions and accomplishments. The quarterly Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research fosters and rewards the scholarly efforts of undergraduate psychology students and provides a valuable learning experience by introducing them to the publishing and review process.

Students become members by joining the chapter at the school where they are enrolled. Psi Chi chapters are operated by student officers and faculty advisors. Together they select and induct the members and carry out the goals of the Society. All chapters register their inductees at the National Office, where membership records are preserved for reference purposes. The total number of memberships registered at the National Office is now over 500,000 lifetime members. Many of these members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology." -


Honor Society

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Meeting Day


Meeting Time

1:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

President Name

Gabrielle Ciminera

Vice President Name

Destiny Eden

Treasurer Name

Alexandra Checkers

Secretary Name

Victoria Lugli

Student Affairs Advisor Name

Elizabeth Sheehan

Student Affairs Advisor Email
Advisor Phone

(718) 990-6888

Faculty Moderator

Mark D. Terjesen, Ph.D. | | 718-990-5860

Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process.

At least 3 semesters at St. John's University, 9 credits in Psychology, a cumulative GPA of 3.4, and a Psychology GPA of 3.5