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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Student Groups

The Psychology Club

Psychology Club is open to all students interested in psychology. It provides interaction and communication among undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members, and actively promotes fellowship among members of the club. One of the more compelling functions of the club is the exciting community guest speakers who share their experiences with the club members and give first-hand information about the clinical and experimental fields. Students interested in membership are encouraged to contact the Department of Psychology main office for information about the club’s current president and faculty advisor.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. It was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Psi Chi serves two goals.
The first of these is the Society’s obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second is the obligation of the Society’s local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development. The chapters make active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate reconition programs. Also, the Society publishes a quarterly Psi Chi Newsletter which helps to unite the members as well as to inform and recognize their contributions and accomplishments.

Membership in Psi Chi is open to certified Psychology majors or minors that have completed 9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology courses. Undergraduate students must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 and rank in the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship. They must also demonstrate superior scholarship in psychology, earning a minimum GPA in psychology courses of 3.30. For graduate students, an average grade of “B” or better in all graduate courses, including psychology, is required.

Students qualified and interested in membership in the Washington State University Psi Chi Chapter are encouraged to contact chapter officers or the faculty advisor, Dr. Carrie Cuttler, JT 310, 335-0681. Induction of new members occurs during the fall and spring semesters.