Psi Chi & Psychology Club

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Psi Chi

Psi Chi 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.

Mission

The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general.

Means for accomplishing above mission:

  • Advance science and the profession of psychology
  • Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders
  • Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission.

 

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 is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Psi Chi's sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.

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.

Membership Requirements

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.

Undergraduate students who wish to become members of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology, must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled at SHSU
  • Must have established a GPA at SHSU
  • Must be at least a second-semester sophomore
  • Must be enrolled as a psychology major or minor
  • 9 hours of completed coursework in psychology at *Sam Houston State. (please visit psichi.org for constitutional requirements)
  • 3.0 Overall GPA
  • 3.25 Psychology GPA
  • All members must attend at least two meetings or one special event.

If you are unsure how to calculate your Psychology GPA, please bring a list of all Psychology courses taken, the grades earned in these courses and how many hours each class was worth to one of the meetings and one of our officers will assist you in a confidential meeting.

*Undergraduate students who have transferred to a new institution and are interested in becoming a Psi Chi member must meet the requirements listed above, plus complete one semester at the new institution to establish a GPA and complete 9 hours of psychology courses at the new institution.

Note: Psi Chi chapters may use more stringent academic criteria for membership than those required in the Psi Chi Constitution, but they cannot use lower academic standards than those required in the Constitution.

 How to join
  • Fill out and print the online application.
  • Bring a copy of your application and a $55 one-time lifetime membership fee to the next meeting or drop them off at the Department of Psychology in CHSS 390.
  • Applications are accepted any time during the semester, although induction ceremonies are only conducted once a semester.

 

 

Join Psi Chi Today!

 


Psychology Club

Psychology Club is a student organization that works in conjuncture with the Psi Chi National Honors Society to provide fellowship and fun for those interested in psychology that may not meet the academic requirements of Psi Chi. Psychology Club members are welcome to participate in all events available to Psi Chi members with the exception of graduating with honors status.

Membership Requirements

Psychology club is a great resource for those who are simply interested in psychology as well as for those who are on an academic track to meet honors requirements. All students with an interest in Psychology are invited to join the Psychology Club.

There are currently no academic requirements for Psychology Club.

How to join:
  • Print and fill out the application
  • Enclose the $15 application fee
  • Bring both to the next meeting or drop them off at the Department of Psychology in CHSS 390.
  • Applications are accepted any time during the semester, although induction ceremonies are only conducted once a semester.

 

Join the Psychology Club Today!

 

For more information on Psi Chi and Psychology Club, contact:

Reddoch

Rhonda Reddoch

CHSS 390

(936) 294-3552

 


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