Why should I join?
As a Psi Chi member, you’re give the opportunity to meet other psychology students, assist with various fundraiser projects, and learn more about graduate school opportunities. Membership can also be used for reference purposes, such as applications for graduate school and jobs, and opens the door for scholarships, grants, resources for psychology students, leadership opportunities, and travel funding for conferences!
What are the qualifications?
Eligibility for membership includes:
- be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature
- have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework
- have completed at least 9 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology courses
- have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the entire university or the college that houses psychology (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
- have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses
When is the application due?
There will be an email call for applications during week 6 of the semester (Mid-Feb. in Spring or Early Oct. in Fall), but you can submit an application at any point! Application will be reviewed for member eligibility during week 8 of the semester (early March/ mid-October), and invitations to join Psi Chi will be sent out via email the following week! If you were not eligible due to our membership criteria, we will hold your application to review again the following semester to see if your eligibility changes!
Are there any membership fees?
There is a one-time membership fee of $60. You can bring your payment as cash or check to the main psych office (ASH 347) and Marian will record your membership payment. The payment must be sent to the National Office and does take a while to process, so we try to get it taken care of before the induction ceremony near the end of the semester. If you are experiencing financial hardships, please talk with Dr. Lyon either via email or in person (in ASH 347N).
Where can I find the application?
Applications must be submitted online.
What if I have questions?
If you have any questions about Psi Chi, please contact Beth Lyon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note that in addition to meeting the requirements above, undergraduate students who have transferred to UNO must have completed at least one semester and earned nine hours of credit in psychology at UNO.
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