Psi Chi - Albany Chapter

The National Honor Society in Psychology

About Psi Chi


What is Psi Chi?

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology - we are Geek not Greek! 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 requirements.

How do I join?

Students become members by joining the chapter at the school where they are enrolled. Psi Chi chapters are operated by student officers and faculty advisors. Together they induct new members, plan scholarly and social events, and carry out the goals of the Society.

What are the benefits?

  • The intrinsic value of membership is rewarding to the student as he or she is being recognized for outstanding academic achievement.
  • Membership may be used as a reference throughout one's lifetime.
  • The opportunity to interact with other Psychology majors and minors who are interested in similar goals such as securing a job in the field or applying to graduate programs.
  • The opportunity to become active in the Department of Psychology by advising and mentoring students and providing peer counseling.
  • The possibility of holding office and assuming a leadership role, and learning the skills involved in running a student organization.

Criteria for Membership

  1. Major or minor standing in Psychology at this institution
  2. At least 9 semester hours completed in Psychology courses at this institution
  3. An overall GPA of at least 3.25 and at least 3.25 in Psychology courses

Note: Look for an application on the Psi Chi Bulletin Board, outside SS 399 in the Social Sciences Building. You may also download an application by clicking here. For more information contact Andrew Poulos.