Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was 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.

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Purpose and Mission

Purpose Statement

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 Statement

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.

Subends 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

-Recognize and foster the contributions that diversity makes to the science and practice of psychology

Applying to Psi Chi

Membership Requirements

Minimum qualifications for active student membership in Psi Chi:

-Completion of at least 3 semesters of college.

-Completion of 9 semester hours of psychology. 

-Registration for major or minor standing in psychology or for a program psychological in nature which is equivalent to such standings. 

-Undergraduates who are elected to Psi Chi must rank in the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship, and demonstrate superior scholarship in psychology, earning a minimum GPA in psychology courses of 3.0.

Applying for Psi Chi Membership

Membership drives are held during the Winter semester, right before the induction in the spring; this is when students meeting the criteria for membership are contacted and are invited to join Psi Chi. 

Contact Psi Chi

To inquire about Psi Chi membership or our upcoming meetings and events, please contact

Ashleigh Gray

Thomas Wrobel, Ph.D.

Thank you for your interest in Psi Chi!