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Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

 

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.  The Kean University chapter of Psi Chi was established in 1974. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

 

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What are the minimum criteria for a student to become a member?
 

Undergraduate:

    *Psychology major or minor

    *Academic standing of at least a second semester sophomore

    *Overall GPA of at least 3.0

    *GPA in Psychology courses of at least 3.5

    *Completed at least 12 credits in Psychology at Kean University

Graduate:

    *Enrolled in a graduate program in the School of Psychology

    *GPA of at least 3.0 in all graduate courses, including Psychology

    *Completed a minimum of 9 credits at Kean University

 

What are the required dues for membership?
 

Society dues are set by the international organization and are paid once when accepted into the organization.  Chapter dues are set by the Kean Chapter and are paid once when accepted into the organization.
 

What is the required GPA for membership?

 

For undergraduate students the minimum overall GPA is 3.0 and the minimum GPA in psychology courses is 3.5.


 

For graduate students the minimum overall GPA is 3.0.
 

Is there a required service project to become a member?

 

There is no required service project.
 

How and when are students recruited for membership?
 

Students are notified during the fall semester via email, postings, and class announcements about the honor society and deadline for submitting applications. Posters advertising Psi Chi are also displayed all year within the School of Psychology. The deadline for applications for the once-a-year induction of new members is typically during the last week of January.
 

How and when are students inducted?
 

Then induction ceremony is held during the School of Psychology Honors and Awards ceremony.   The ceremony is held during April or May of each year.

 

Is the honor society affiliated with any national organization?


Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Contact:

Dr. Verneda Hamm Baugh (vbaugh@kean.edu)

908 737 5874

EC 230A

Dr. Ilyse O'Desky (iodesky@kean.edu)

908 737 5885

EC 230 B