Psi Chi

Overview

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). The purpose of Psi Chi 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.

Purpose Statement: Psi Chi is a national 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.

 Benefits of Membership in Psi Chi

Psi Chi provides national recognition for academic excellence in psychology. This honor can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and resumes.

Psi Chi provides a local, regional and national forum for obtaining information and developing perspectives about the field of psychology.

Membership provides a sense of community with others in psychology.

Membership in Psi Chi is for life.

Psi Chi will provide opportunities for student research at local, regional and national levels.

Requirements of Membership

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their interests and meet the minimum requirements.

Major or minor standing in the field of psychology.

Completion of three semesters of college courses.

Completion of nine hours of psychology credit.

Must rank in the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship.

Must demonstrate superior scholarship in psychology, earning a minimum GPA in psychology courses of 3.00.

For graduate students, an average grade of B or better in all graduate courses, including psychology.

High standards of personal behavior.

Steps to Join Psi Chi

Pick up a membership application from Henderson Hall located on the Texas A&M-Commerce Campus.

Fill out the application and return with membership fee to the psychology office (Binnion 201).

Contact Us

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Maria Carlson Maria.Carlson@tamuc.edu

Dr. William Masten  William.Masten@tamuc.edu

Department of Psychology, Counseling, & Special Education

The University is located about 1 hour east of Dallas and just off US Interstate 30. From I-30, take exit 101 onto Texas Highway 50 and travel approximately 10 miles into Commerce.

The Department is located in the Northeast corner of campus in Binnion Hall. The Department Office is located in Binnion 201.

Telephone: 903-886-5594

Fax: 903-886-5510

National Psi Chi Website: www.psichi.org