Psi Chi: The National Honor Society for Psychology
The Stated Purpose of Psi Chi:
"The purpose of this organization shall be primarily to advance the science of psychology; and secondly, to encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship of the individual members in all academic fields, particularly in psychology."
You are invited to apply for a lifetime membership in Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver. Becoming a member distinguishes you as an outstanding student in the field of psychology.
As leadership changes from year to year, so does the focus of Psi Chi. In the upcoming academic year, great emphasis will be placed on becoming an active organization that strives to engage its members. To accomplish this, we are offering many new opportunities for members to participate with both faculty and peers who have a true interest in psychology. We will bring in events and host that focus on scholarship, volunteerism, and social networking. We will continue to offer our Spring Induction Banquet, where new members and those with outstanding involvement will be recognized.
In addition to such activities, Psi Chi members will receive special consideration when applying for the newly implemented Psychology Faculty Endowment for Undergraduate Research Fund, which provides significant funding to qualified students who wish to conduct their own research.
Interested in joining Psi Chi? Here are the requirements:
- A declared major or minor in psychology, or a program equivalent in nature.
- For undergraduates, an overall GPA of 3.2 and rank in the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship and a minimum GPA of 3.3 in psychology courses is also required. For graduate students, a "B" average in all courses.
- Completion of at least three semesters of college courses, and at least nine hours in psychology.
- Payment of national and local lifetime chapter dues.
To maintain your membership once you become a member you must also participate in at least one Psi Chi academic or volunteer activity per semester. Special recognition will be given to those who attend additional events, assist with activity production, and/or take an officer position).
If you meet these requirements, please obtain the Psi Chi application forms from the Psi Chi bulletin board outside NC5002 (North Classroom fifth floor, right outside the elevators). Then, submit your completed application and dues to the Psychology Department Main Office, North Classroom 5002.
Please contact Dr. Joan Bihun, faculty advisor, at Joan.Bihun@ucdenver.edu or through the Psi Chi box in the Psychology Department Office, NC 5002.