Why Join Psi Chi?

1.  You will receive international recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor that will be noted on employment applications, vitae, or resumes.    

  • Psi Chi is well-represented and respected among professional ranks of all behavioral sciences.           

2.  Over $400,000 in grants are available annually (including travel grants!) for undergraduates, graduates, and chapters.           

3.  All members receive free access to two publications: 

  • Eye on Psi Chi magazine provides articles by professionals about psychology, graduate school, and career advice. 
  • Psi Chi Digest keeps members informed about Psi Chi news and opportunities. 

4.  Involvement with a chapter promotes major advantages. 

  • Leadership Experiences -- You can gain leadership experiences that last a lifetime; consider running for an officer position. 
  • Valued Friendships -- A strong sense of community in psychology is created through chapter meetings and activities with fellow students and faculty.
  • Personalized Education -- Membership makes it easier for you to learn outside of the classroom through closer relationships with professors who involve students in research projects and write letters of recommendation. 

5.  Local, regional, national, and international psychology conventions allow you to   

  • gain research presentation experiences;    
  • attend educational programming about psychology, education, and career opportunities; and
  • meet leading psychologists, students, and officers from other chapters.

6.  Psi Chi’s online store allows you to purchase graduation regalia, apparel, supplies, and more to display your Psi Chi pride.

7.  All Psi Chi memberships are for life! In fact, psichi.org includes a personal login account to help you stay connected to the organization and your local chapter even after you graduate.

8.  A membership card, lapel pin, and certificate are given to all members to recognize the honor.