Psi Chi is the international honors society in psychology. In order to be a member of Psi Chi, you must receive an invitation and pay a lifetime membership fee. As a Psi Chi member you can apply for research grants and win awards of excellence.
Requirements for Membership:
- Must be enrolled as a major or minor in the Psychology program.
- Must have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of college courses.
- Must have completed at least 9 semester hours of psychology courses.
- Must have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale).
- Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in Psychology classes.
Transfer student applicants
- Follows same requirements as the undergraduate student applicant.
- Must complete at least 12 semester hours at the new institution to establish a GPA unless otherwise specified in the chapter’s bylaws.
Transfer student applicants who are already members of Psi Chi
- Contact the Psi Chi faculty advisor at the new institution to complete an online transfer membership form.
For more information about Psi Chi, click here.
Student receives the Psi Chi Kay Wilson Leadership Award
Samantha (Sam) Patterson, a psychology major who graduated in May 2013, received the Kay Wilson Leadership Award by Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Out of about 1100 Psi Chi chapters in the U.S. and abroad, this award is given annually to the outstanding student leader in Psi Chi. During 2012-2013, Sam served as the President of Belmont's chapter of Psi Chi. As part of this award, Sam received an all-expense paid trip to the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, held in early August in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the meeting Sam gave a talk about Belmont's chapter and received a plaque and a check for $500. Sam is currently enrolled as a first-year student in Belmont's doctoral program in Occupational Therapy. Chair of Psychological Science, Dr. Linda Jones, is the faculty advisor to Belmont's chapter of Psi Chi and mentored Sam in her leadership role.