Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

PsiChi

The International Honor Society in Psychology Chapter at Loyola University Chicago

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 in the Loyola Chapter of Psi Chi is open to undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the membership requirements (see below.) Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).
 
Psi Chi's sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. [From the Official Psi Chi website.]
 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Catherine Haden, chaden@luc.edu
 
 
2018–2019 Executive Officers
President
Sylwia Osos
Vice President
Noor Abdelfattah
Administrative Director
Anna Sroka 
Secretary
Krista Smith
Event Planner
Caitlin Kyle      ckyle1@luc.edu 
Treasurer
Megan Armstrong
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Catherine Haden

Membership

Benefits of Membership. Psi Chi provides national academic recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor which can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and resumes. Also, as part of lifetime membership, members receive membership certificates and honor cords which can be worn at graduation. Please visit http://www.psichi.org/?page=member_benefits to learn more about the benefits of membership.
 
Lifetime Membership. Membership in Psi Chi is for life, requiring only an initial $90, which includes national dues of $55, honor cords of $17, and chapter dues and expenses, including the Psi Chi Induction Ceremony‌. There are no annual dues. Checks for dues should be made out to Psi Chi.
 
Awards and Grants. Over $400,000 available annually in awards in grants for student members, faculty advisors, and chapters. Information about undergraduate funding opportunities can be found here.

 

Membership Requirements

  • A major or minor in psychology
  • Completion of at least 3 semesters of coursework (Spring 2019 semester does not count)
  • Completion of at least 9 credit hours (3 courses) of psychology (at least 6 semester credit hours at Loyola, not including courses in progress in Spring 2019)
  • Overall grade-point average at or above 3.6 in all courses
  • Grade-point average of at least 3.5 in psychology courses taken at Loyola
The deadline for submission of applications is noon, Friday, February 8, 2019.  The Psi Chi application can be downloaded here: Psi Chi Application 2018-2019‌‌.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Applications may not be submitted before January 1. Fall 2018 grades must be included on transcripts that are submitted with the application, and used to calculate the overall GPA and Psyc GPAs considered for eligibility.
 
Please submit your application in hard copy at the Psychology Department office, attention Dr. Catherine Haden, Psi Chi Faculty Advisor. No online applications will be accepted.
 
Applications will be reviewed by February 18, 2019, and students will be informed of their status by this date. The induction ceremony for new members will be held at the end of the Spring semester during Weekend of Excellence.
 

Links

Here are some useful psychology links for students.

2017-2018 Psi Chi E-board:

Spring 2018 Research Lab Mixer:

 

Pictures from past events: