Psi Chi

Purpose Statement
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose is 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. In pursuit of our mission we will:

  • Advance the science and profession of psychology.
  • Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission.
  • Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders.
  • Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission. Recognize and foster the contributions that diversity makes to the science and practice of psychology.

Requirements for Membership

  • be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program (or a program psychological in nature)
  • have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of the college course
  • have completed at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent) of psychology courses
  • have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses

Eligible psychology majors and minors are determined after the first of the year. New members are inducted in the spring at the Psi Chi induction banquet.

Student Officers (2021-2022)

President: Emma Bilton '22
Vice President: Hope Snyder '22
Secretary: Ali Brind '22
Treasurer: Molly Moore '22


Jamie S. Bodenlos, Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (315) 781-3481