Department of Psychology
Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology
• Psi Chi is an international honors society for students majoring or declared minors in Psychology.
It was the first student organization formally affiliated with APA, and is the largest student psychological organization with over 600,000 members ranging from the United States to New Zealand.
The organization was created to recognize scholastic achievements, encourage leadership, research, and creativity in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to promote the advancement of science within psychology.
Psi Chi Benefits & Membership Information
~ Benefits of Membership:
- Provides national recognition for academic excellence in psychology
- Provides a local, regional, and national forum for obtaining information and developing perspectives about psychology
- Provides students with valuable opportunities to develop one-on-one relationships with professors who can stimulate interests.
- Students gain a sense of community with others in psychology
- Provides over $225,000 annually in awards and grants to its student members, faculty, and chapters
- Encourages students research at the regional and national as well as local levels through undergraduate & graduate award competitions
- Looks great on resumes & employment applications
~ Requirements for Membership:
- Both undergraduate and graduate students who major or minor in Psychology
- Completion of 3 semesters of college courses
- Completion of 9 semester hours of psychology courses
- Ranking in the top 35% of one's class in general scholarship
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades