PSYCHOLOGY HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION
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. Psi Chi is not a sorority or fraternity.
Incentives of Membership to the International Organization
The opportunity to apply for scholarships and fellowships in both a student’s undergraduate and graduate programs, access to a psychology career database, can submit to present at the annual WPA and APA conferences, can submit research to a peer-reviewed journal, and more!
Incentives of Membership for Psi Chi at UCR
Opportunities to become a stronger applicant for graduate school through leadership, community service, workshops, training sessions, volunteer work, internships, guest speakers, field trips, planning psychology events, and more! Come to office hours for additional details.
Joining Psi Chi at UCR
Students become members by joining the chapter at the school where they are enrolled. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 average GPA in their upper division PSYC courses (minimum FOUR courses taken at UCR). Psi Chi is operated by student officers. They select and induct the members and carry out the goals of the Society. Applications are accepted during each quarter at general meetings and during office hours.
Interested students should fill out Psi Chi applications online through the National Psi Chi website as well completing our local paper application found in the Psychology Advising Area waiting room. Please visit our website for more information about deadlines, application process, and payment information.
The one-time lifetime membership fee is $80.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is the world’s largest organization of psychologists. Students who join have the opportunity to learn more about a career in psychology by subscribing to APA journals and books and receiving publications containing news of the discipline along with job opportunities. (For information, please write to: American Psychological Association, Membership Office, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.)
The Association for Psychological Science (APS) was created in 1988 as an organization of primarily psychological scientists with similar goals as APA. For more information or joining, please contact: APS, PO Box 90457, Washington, DC 20090-0457.
The Western Psychological Association (WPA) was founded in 1921 for the purpose of stimulating the exchange of scientific and professional ideas and, in so doing to enhance interest in the processes of research and scholarship in the behavioral sciences. For more information or joining, please visit their website.