About the Psi Chi Honor Society

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Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Psi Chi functions as a federation of chapters located at about 1,300 colleges and universities throughout the world.

Students become members by joining the chapter at the university where they are enrolled. Our local chapter was installed in May 1969 and has remained an active organization at the University of Scranton since. 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 posted in the Psychology Department, on Royal News, and in the Aquinas.  Please refer to our Membership Requirements section for details.