Psi Chi, founded in 1929, is the International Honor Society in Psychology. The society exists to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology.
Membership is open to graduate and under-graduate 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). Psi Chi’s sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.
Psi Chi functions as a federation of chapters located at over 1,000 colleges and universities in the USA and Canada. The national office is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A national council, which is composed of psychologists who are Psi Chi members and who are elected by the chapters, guides the affairs of the organization and sets policy with the approval of the chapters.
Psi Chi serves two major goals — one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first is the Society’s obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees through membership. The second is to spark professional development. Our chapter makes active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through speakers and programing.