Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology. It is a merit-based society, so membership offers are only extended to those students who have distinguished themselves academically. Our current standards are as follows: (1) must have taken at least 9 hours in psychology at this campus; (2) must be in at least your third semester at this campus; (3) must have a 3.2 overall GPA; (4) must have a 3.5 GPA in psychology courses; and (5) must be approved by 2/3 of all current Psi Chi members. If you meet all of these criteria, you will be contacted by the chapter’s president or faculty advisor (currently Prof. David Nalbone).
Psi Chi was founded in 1929 “for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.” (See the website at www.psichi.org/ for more details.) Members hold regular meetings, at which there are discussions about graduate school, conducting research, raising funds for the chapter, hosting speakers to talk on topics of interest to members, and other topics. If you are interested in Psi Chi, see the bulletin boards in Porter, or the website, or contact current members for more details. Most importantly, keep your grades up, so you’ll be eligible to join when the time is right!