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. Steve Davis, sdavis3@luc.edu
2022 - 2023 Executive Officers
Laurel Miskovic lmiskovic@luc.edu
Vice President/Treasurer
Izzy Geyman
CAN Representativie/Event Planner
Emily Kuehl ekuehl@luc.edu
Maggie Schingel mschingel@luc.edu
Social Media Chairs

Kimberly Davenport

Katarina Ristic




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 2024 semester doesn't count)
  • Completion of at least 9 credit hours (3 courses) of psychology courses (at least 6 semester credit hours at Loyola, and not including courses in progress)
  • Overall grade point average across all courses of 3.6.
  • Grade point average of at least 3.3 in psychology courses (average GPA in all Psychology courses that count toward the major, taken at Loyola, or elsewhere)
  • Fall 2023 grades must be included for consideration of overall GPA and PSYC GPA.
  • Applications due February 23, 2024
  • Fall 2023 grades must be included in calculating the overall GPA and PSYC GPAs considered for eligibility.


Here are some useful psychology links for students.