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Psi Chi is the national honors society for psychology  students. The national purpose of Psi Chi 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.

National Organization

Members of Psi Chi are members of a large national organization founded in 1929. Approximately 250,000 students have joined Psi Chi. Today, there are more than 875 chapters and a national headquarters. Most of the department faculty joined Psi Chi as students.  All memberships are for life. The National Psi Chi organization develops programs for members, emphasizing the needs of students. For example, they sponsor student sessions at regional and national conventions,  provide student paper sessions at conferences, provide a Society newsletter, support a student journal, and give awards and travel money.  You can obtain more information on Psi Chi by visiting the national website.


Becoming a member is an honor that indicates academic excellence, and can be so noted on vitae and resumes. Psi Chi is a very selective organization open to excellent undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate applicants must :

  1. have completed three semesters of college
  2. have completed 9 credit hours of psychology (or completed 6 credit hours and presently enrolled in 3 credit hour course)
  3. maintained a "B" average or better and be in upper 35% of their class
  4. have high standards for their behavior
  5. have a psychology major or minor

If you are interested, please contact the department secretary for more information at 219-980-6680 or the faculty advisor, Dr. Francis Daniel at 219-980-4802.