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. It 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.
Undergraduate Students shall be enrolled in the Institution, have registered for major or minor standing in psychology or for a program psychological in nature which is equivalent to such standings, and have
- completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of the college course,
- 9 semester hours or equivalent of psychology,
- earned a rank in the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale), and
- a minimum 3.0 GPA average in psychology courses.
Undergraduate transfer students who wish to join the chapter shall meet all chapter and Constitutional requirements for membership and must complete at least 12 credits, or its equivalent, at the Institution. Undergraduate transfer students who are already members of Psi Chi may transfer their Psi Chi membership to the Chapter, but are not required to do so.
Graduate Students shall be enrolled in a psychology (or psychology-related) graduate program at the Institution, and shall have completed at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent of graduate-level coursework, earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses, including psychology, and meet the graduate program’s academic requirements (e.g., if specific courses require an A or B, students must meet those requirements even if their cumulative GPA is above 3.0).
Psychology Club is open to all students who are interested in psychology regardless of their major or grade level. The Club promotes further education in the field of psychology, mental health awareness through campus and the community, and provides a great way for students with similar interests to bond throughout their college careers. Students who are not yet eligible for Psi Chi but wish to join once they qualify are strongly encouraged to join Psychology Club as both organization meet at the same time and participate in many of the same events.