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Psi Chi Honor Society

Phi Gamma Mu Key PhotoWhat is Psi Chi?

Founded in 1929 at Yale University, Psi Chi is a national honor society that serves to encourage, stimulate, and promote excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. The organization has chapters at over 1,000 senior colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Psi Chi has two main goals:

1. To provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership.
2. That each of the Society’s local chapters provides a nurturing environment in which members are free to develop creatively.

Mission Statement

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

How to Join

Membership in Psi Chi is open to students who are majoring or minoring in psychology, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Newly eligible members are formally invited for membership each semester.

The Psi Chi Society membership fee is $55. This one-time fee pays for lifetime Psi Chi membership, a certificate of membership, and a membership card. There are no annual Central Office dues, but there may be local chapter dues. Please contact the faculty advisor at your chapter for more information.

Undergraduate Applicants

  • be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program
  • have completed at least 45 total credit hours
  • have completed at least 9 credit hours of psychology courses
  • have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses

Transfer Student Applicants

  • follow the same requirements as the undergraduate student applicant
  • should complete at least 12 semester hours (or equivalent) at the UHD in order to establish a GPA unless otherwise specified in the chapter's bylaws

Learn More

For more information, contact the faculty advisor or visit Psi Chi website.

Faculty Advisors
Dr. Kristin Anderson and Dr. Courtney Baugh