Psi Chi

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining 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 minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

What is Psi Chi?

  • Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. We work to promote the study, advancement, and application of Psychology and its related disciplines and sub-disciplines. 

Why should you join Psi Chi?

  • We offer our members information regarding research assistantships, graduate programs, and networking with faculty in the field of Psychology. Additionally, you will have access to scholarships, articles, and other career-related opportunities via the Psi Chi website.

Community involvement?

  • Psi Chi prides itself on being actively involved in the community.

  • Feeding the homeless

  • Picking up trash in the Charlotte area

Social Events?

  • Our chapter hosts several social events throughout the semester including but not limited to:

    • Movie nights

    • Bowling night

    • Vision Board (Creative Arts and Crafts)

How to become a member?

  • Each Semester, the department will contact students who meet the requirements listed below to apply for membership and participate in the induction ceremony.

  • Requirements - In order to be eligible for Psi Chi membership you must first: 

    • be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program 
    • have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework
    • have completed at least 9 credit hours of psychology courses
    • have earned a cumulative GPA 3.3 (on a 4-point scale)
    • have a minimum 3.0 GPA in average for psychology courses
  • Transfer Students must additionally:
    • complete at least 12 semester credit hours (approximately 1 semester) and 9 psychology credit hours at UNCC

Where do we meet?

  • Our Chapter meetings take place in Friday 123 every other Monday at 5:30 PM (this is subject to change depending on the academic calendar and upcoming events - please pay attention to your email or social media accounts!)

  • Attendance Policy - Members can miss up to two meetings a semester, unless there is a schedule conflict or advanced notice is given. 

Can you still come to meetings/events if you are not a member?

  • Absolutely! We encourage everyone who has an interest in psychology (particularly if you plan on a career in psychology) to come to our meetings, events, and fundraisers.

Where can I get additional information?