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. The SHSU Psi Chi chapter encourages their members to stay active throughout the semester by providing community service and research opportunities, hosting a variety of guest speakers, and offering informational talks about graduate educational opportunities.
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 excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students 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).
Qualified 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:
- Be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature.
- Completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework.
- Completed at least 9 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology courses.
- Earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the entire university or the college that houses psychology (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale).
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses
*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 and 9 hours of psychology courses at the new institution.
How to join Psi Chi:
- Fill out and print the online application.
- Bring a copy of your application to the next meeting or drop the application off at the Department of Psychology in CHSS 390.
- Applications can be submitted at any time, but if past the due date for the current semester the application will rollover to the upcoming term. Induction ceremonies, however are only conducted once a semester.
*Psi Chi is a lifelong membership. Once you are accepted, you do not need to reapply for future semester.
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.
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.
How to join:
- Print and fill out the application
- Bring completed application to the next meeting or you can drop the application off at the Department of Psychology in CHSS 390.