Advice from Old Members

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. One function of the USA Psi Chi chapter is to recognize the academic achievements of individuals who are majoring or minoring in psychology. Another function of the USA Psi Chi chapter is to provide information of interest to ALL psychology majors and minors by holding meetings on campus on topics such as (but not limited to): Careers in Psychology, Getting into Graduate School, and Different Degrees in Psychology and Related Fields. Psi Chi also affords students with opportunities to meet other students with similar interests in psychology, and to participate in group activities such as attending a regional psychology conference.


What are the academic requirements to join Psi Chi?
1. Completion of at least 3 semesters of college-level course work.
2. Completion of at least 9 semester hours (3 courses) in psychology.
3. Declaration of a psychology major or minor.
4. A GPA of at least 3.00 both overall and in psychology.

How do I join and are there any fees?
Application forms can be obtained in the Department of Psychology Office, Room 320, Life Sciences Building. There is a one-time $45 fee that goes to the national office. This covers your lifetime membership. There is also an annual $10 fee that goes to the local USA chapter.

What's the difference between Psi Chi and the Psychology Club?
While one must meet specific requirements and pay a national fee to join Psi Chi, all students interested in Psychology are encouraged to join the Psychology Club. You are automatically a member of Psychology Club when you join Psi Chi. To join the Psychology Club, simply come to the meetings and pay the annual $10 fee.

Why should I join Psi Chi or the Psychology Club?
If you are interested in meeting other psychology majors and minors outside of the classroom, or if you are interested in learning more about careers and getting into graduate school in psychology and related fields, then Psi Chi is for you! Also, because Psi Chi is an honor society recognizing academic achievement, membership in Psi Chi is an important part of your Resume!!!

The meetings are never at a convenient time for me! What can I do?
It is important that you fill out a member survey every semester so we can account for everybody's schedule in planning a meeting time. Please take the time to fill one out at the office (located in the Life Sciences building, room 320), or click on the "Application" page and take our online version.

For more information, see the Psi Chi website's information page on becoming a member and on the benefits of membership.