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Psi Chi

The International Honor Society in Psychology Chapter at Loyola University Chicago

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.

Membership in the Loyola Chapter of Psi Chi is open to undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the membership requirements (see below.) 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. [From the Official Psi Chi website.]

Faculty Advisor Dr. Catherine Haden chaden@luc.edu

2014-2015 Executive Officers
President Elizabeth Nelson

enelson6@luc.edu

Vice President Eva Gjorgieva egjorgieva09@gmail.com
Secretary Rachel Sullivan rsullivan6@luc.edu
Event Planner Hannah Kerby hmkerby@gmail.com
Treasurer Syed Ashraf sashraf@luc.edu
Faculty Advisor Dr. Catherine Haden chaden@luc.edu

Membership

Benefits of Membership. Psi Chi provides national academic recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor which can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and resumes.  Also, as part of lifetime membership, members receive membership certificates and honor cords which can be worn at graduation. Please visit http://www.psichi.org/?page=member_benefits to learn more about the benefits of membership.

Lifetime Membership. Membership is Psi Chi is for life, requiring only an initial $95, which includes national dues of $55, honor cords of $17, and chapter dues and expenses. There are no annual dues. Checks for dues should be made out to Psi Chi.

Awards and Grants. Over $300,000 available annually in awards in grants for student members, faculty advisors, and chapters. Information about undergraduate funding opportunities can be found at http://www.psichi.org/?page=1_undergrad_main

Membership Requirements

• A major or minor in psychology

•  Completion of at least 3 semesters of coursework (current semester doesn't count.)

•  Completion of at least 9 credit hours (3 courses) of psychology

•  Overall grade-point average at or above the upper 35% of class. The minimum grade-point average across all classes in 2014-2015 is 3.6.

•  Grade-point average of at least 3.5 in psychology courses (average all PSYC courses)

Application materials are available in the holders outside the Psychology Department office, Room 231 Coffey Hall.

The deadline for submission of applications is 12pm Noon, Friday February 13, 2015.

Please submit your application in hard copy at the Psychology Department office, attention Dr. Catherine Haden, Psi Chi Faculty Advisor. No online applications will be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed by February 27, 2015, and students will be informed of their status by this date. The induction ceremony for new members will be held at the end of the Spring semester during Weekend of Excellence.

Links

Here are some useful psychology links for students.

Psi Chi: The International Honors Society in Psychology

Association of College Honor Societies

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Society (APS)

Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges

 

 

 

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