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What is Psi Chi?
Founded in 1929 at Yale University, Psi Chi is a national honor society that serves to encourage, stimulate, and promote excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. The organization has chapters at over 1,000 senior colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Psi Chi has two main goals:
1. To provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership.
2. That each of the Society’s local chapters provides a nurturing environment in which members are free to develop creatively.
The mission of Psi Chi is to produce well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible members who are committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general. .
How to Join
Membership in Psi Chi is open to students who are majoring or minoring in psychology, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Newly eligible members are formally invited for membership each semester.
The Psi Chi Society membership fee is $55. This one-time fee pays for lifetime Psi Chi membership, a certificate of membership, and a membership card. There are no annual Central Office dues, but there may be local chapter dues. Please contact the faculty advisor at your chapter for more information.
Transfer Student Applicants
For more information, contact the faculty advisor or visit Psi Chi website.
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