Psi Chi is the
international honor society in Psychology and was founded in 1929 with the
purposes of encouraging scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.
IUP’s chapter of Psi Chi is very active within the department and university,
and is an ideal way for undergraduate students to gain valuable information
about psychology, including research opportunities, graduate school, career
options, and community service activities.
IUP’s chapter of Psi Chi has created an Undergraduate Advisor website, intended to guide undergraduate psychology majors on their path to graduate school or a career in psychology after graduation.
Psi Chi holds
bimonthly meetings with activities, including guest lectures from community
organizations such as the Alice Paul House, faculty and student panels on
research, graduate school and career opportunities, GRE prep sessions, field
trips to local psychological agencies such as Torrence State Hospital, and
community service planning activities. Members may attend professional
meetings, including the annual Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)
conference, and many members have presented papers or posters at this and other
regional and local conferences.
Currently, Psi Chi functions as both an honor
society and the psychology club. All students interested in psychology are
encouraged to attend Psi Chi meetings and events, whether they are formal
members of Psi Chi or not.
Psi Chi’s current officers may be reached through Dr. Reardon (faculty advisor)
Psi Chi holds membership drives each semester. Look for membership forms on the Psi Chi bulletin board located near 113 Uhler Hall.