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 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
President
Farah Harb fharb@luc.edu
Vice President
Marisa Franke mfranke2@luc.edu
Secretary
Grace Kho gkho@luc.edu
Treasurer
Jaylen Bychowski jbychowski@luc.edu
Event Planner
 
Andrea Kirincic
akirincic@luc.edu
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Fred Bryant
fbryant@luc.edu

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 $60, which includes national dues of $55, plus a $5 credit card processing fee. There are no annual dues.New members will be sent a web link from the national Psi Chi organization, to use to pay their $60 lifetime membership fee. Upon payment, each student will automatically be emailed a discount code for 50% ($5) off the cost of ordering a personal membership certificate, to be shipped to their home address.
 
Awards and Grants. Over $400,000 available annually in awards and 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 2021 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 2021)
  • 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 26, 2021.  The Psi Chi application can be downloaded here: Psi Chi Application 2020-2021.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Applications may not be submitted before Fall 2020 grades are available. Fall 2020 grades must be included in calculating the overall GPA and PSYC GPAs considered for eligibility.
 
Please follow the guidelines in the application, and submit an electronic copy of the required materials to Dr. Fred Bryant, Psi Chi Faculty Advisor, via email to fbryant@luc.edu.
 
Applications will be reviewed by March 12, 2021, and students will be informed of their status by this date.
 
The induction date for new members of the Loyola Chapter of Psi Chi will be Saturday, April 17, 2021.
 

Links

Here are some useful psychology links for students.

2017-2018 Psi Chi E-board:

Spring 2018 Research Lab Mixer:

 

Pictures from past events: