Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. Both graduate and undergraduate students may become members if their major focus of study is in psychology and they meet the qualifications for acceptance. Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purpose of promoting excellence in scholarship and advancing the study of psychology. Today, chapters can be found in 1,000 colleges and universities in the U.S., with the national office located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).
Psi Chi members receive the Eye on Psi Chi magazine and have the opportunity to apply for research grants and scholarships only offered to members. Students may also submit their research for publication in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, which is published quarterly. Members of Psi Chi at Rhodes are expected to take leadership in departmental projects. Each year these students serve as tutors for the introductory psychology courses, and they are occasionally called on to represent the department at campus events. The Rhodes Psi Chi advisor is Dr. Klatzkin.
Requirements for Becoming a Member
- Completion of 3 semesters college courses
- Completion of 16 credits of psychology courses
- Ranking in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship – usually around a 3.50 GPA
Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades