Student Organizations

The Psychology Department boasts three student organizations:

Psychology Club

Psi Chi

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Psi Chi (opens in new window) is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929. It has more than 1,250 chapters around the world.

The Scranton chapter (opens in new window) of Psi Chi was established in 1969 and has remained active since then. Students must be a declared major or minor in psychology, rank in the top 35th percentile in general scholarship, and show superior scholarship in psychology. 

Applications are accepted once a year, in September and early October, and calls for nominations are emailed to all Psychology majors and minors.  Please refer to our Membership Requirements (opens in new window) section for details.

Each year Psi Chi organizes an initiation dinner and a trip to a regional psychology convention. The 2023-24 officers are:

  • Elise Koegler, president
  • Emma Trautfetter, vice president
  • Owen Stanczak, secretary

Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus

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The University's student caucus of the Association for Psychological Science (opens in new window) promotes critical thinking and discussion of topics related to psychology.  Each year APSSC co-sponsors NEPA's Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair and helps with the annual Brain Bee competition. The 2023-24 officers are:

President - Jack Burke

Vice President – Camryn Nagle

Secretary - Trisha Blazejewski

Treasurer - Federico Gutierrez

Faculty moderator: Dr. Patrick Orr

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