Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology


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 students 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. Fred Bryant, fbryant@luc.edu
2020 - 2021 Executive Officers
Farah Harb fharb@luc.edu
Vice President
Marisa Franke mfranke2@luc.edu
Grace Kho gkho@luc.edu
Jaylen Bychowski jbychowski@luc.edu
Event Planner
Andrea Kirincic
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Fred Bryant


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 28, 2020.  The Psi Chi application can be downloaded here: Psi Chi Application 2019-2020 revised.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications may not be submitted before Fall 2019 grades are available. Fall 2019 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 follow the guidelines in the application, and submit the hard copy of the required materials to Psychology Deparmtnet office, attendion Dr. Fred Bryant, Psy Chi Faculty Advisor.
Applications will be reviewed by March 13, 2020, 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 on April 18, 2020.


Here are some useful psychology links for students.

2017-2018 Psi Chi E-board:

Spring 2018 Research Lab Mixer:


Pictures from past events: