Psi Chi National Honor Society

Psi Chi National Honor Society

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose of promoting excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the qualifications. Psi Chi functions as a federation of chapters located at more than 1,000 senior colleges and universities, and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).

Eligibility for undergraduates includes:

  • Psychology or Organizational Behavior Major
  • Completion of 3 semesters of the college course
  • Completion of 9 semester hours of psychology courses
  • Ranking in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship (the exact "top 35%" GPA is determined separately for A&S and HH each semester there is an induction)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades

Eligibility for graduate students includes:

  • Enrolled in Hamilton Holt M.A. Counseling program (either Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling)
  • Minimum overall cumulative average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses