Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. The purpose of this organization is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of members and to advance the science of psychology.
Membership benefits include national recognition, leadership development, and identification with psychology as a discipline. There are numerous awards and grants that are available to Psi Chi members. More information can be found on the national Psi Chi web site or by contacting one of the faculty advisors, Dr. Kreiner or Dr. Schuetz.
How to Join Psi Chi
Because Psi Chi is an honor society, individuals must have outstanding academic records in order to become members. The Psi Chi organization has established standards to which our chapter must adhere. Within the first month or so of each semester, we work with the office staff to determine who meets the criteria to join. Eligible students will receive an email inviting them to join.
Undergraduate students must be Psychology majors or minors enrolled at UCM and have completed three semesters of college coursework (with at least 9 hours in psychology). In addition, undergraduates must rank in the upper 35% of their class in overall, cumulative GPA. Undergraduates must also have a minimum Psychology GPA of 3.0.
Graduate students must be enrolled in the Psychology Master's program at UCM and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all graduate courses to be eligible.
What Does the UCM Psi Chi Chapter Do?
The UCM chapter of Psi Chi participates in numerous service projects. For instance, the chapter provides free tutoring to any UCM student experiencing difficulty in a Psychology course. Our chapter regularly raises funds and supplies for local charities.
We have been successful in hosting guest speakers both at regular meetings and at special events. In the spring semester of 2011, the chapter coordinated a Psi Chi Week which included the chapter induction and cookout. The chapter has been able to provide travel funding to several Psi Chi members for presenting their research at major conferences including the Midwestern Psychological Association, the Association for Psychology, and the American Psychological Association.
If you are a current Psi Chi member, please sign up for the Psi Chi group when you log into the MyCentral system. If you have any difficulty accessing the MyCentral group, please contact Dr. Kreiner.