Why should I join?
There are many benefits of membership, including:
- The documents - Upon induction, one receives a membership card and certificate as proof of membership. Additionally, membership fees need only be paid once; there is no need to make a yearly donation.
- The references - Faculty connections made through Psi Chi can help members become better acquainted with their professors, learn about and conduct research aligned with their own interests, and gain valuable references for graduate school applications.
- The experience - The experience obtained by working with Psi Chi is an excellent addition to a resume or vita. Members have opportunities to gain valuable leadership and managerial skills.
- The research opportunities - Members can promote their research, obtain grants to fund their research, and meet with other Psi Chi chapters at conferences.
- An additional perk - The United States government recognizes membership in Psi Chi as fulfilling one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in the federal service.
What are the requirements for membership?
In order to join Psi Chi, potential members must exhibit the following:
- Major/Minor - Students must have a declared major or minor of either psychology or behavioral neuroscience.
- Experience - Students must have completed at least three semesters, including at least nine credit hours of psychology courses.
- Academic Excellence - Students must have both an overall and psychology grade point average of 3.0/4.0.