Membership in Psi Chi is an earned honor which is for life. A permanent record of your membership is preserved at the Psi Chi National Office and may be used for reference purposes such as applications for graduate school and jobs. The Psi Chi national membership fee is $55 and the Psi Chi chapter fee, if not already a member of Psi Cho-Psychology Club, is $15. This one-time fee is for lifetime membership, a certificate suitable for framing, a membership card and a lapel pin. There are no annual dues.
When you are inducted into Psi Chi, you become eligible to wear Psi Chi regalia at graduation and to receive copies of Psi Chi’s magazine, Eye on Psi Chi. Psi Chi members are eligible to present research papers/posters at Psi Chi programs held at national and regional conventions, and members may participate in Psi Chi’s undergraduate and graduate research award and grant programs. Undergraduate members may submit their research for publication in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. The names of new members and activities of chapters are published in Eye on Psi Chi and are preserved for historical purposes.
Your eligibility for membership in Psi Chi is determined by standards standards set by Psi Chi and the Association of College Honor Societies in conjunction with your local Psi Chi chapter. Psi Chi chapters have the discretion to use more stringent academic criteria for membership than those required in the Psi Chi Constitution. As such, our WSU chapter standards are more stringent than that national standards, requiring 10 credit hours in Psychology and a 3.25 overall and Psychology GPA.
Those interested in joining Psi Chi must complete the membership application and return it to Dr. Melinda Russell-Stamp along with the $55 national membership fee. Your membership eligibility will be determined upon receipt of your application.
If you currently do not meet the chapter standards for membership in Psi Chi but you love Psychology and want to get involved in fun social activities and stimulating academic events related to Psychology, we hope you will join Psi Cho, the Weber State University Psychology Club. Membership in Psi Cho will give you the opportunity to get involved on campus and in the department and to interact with other students and the faculty in Psychology. Please complete the Psi Cho membership application and return it with your one-time $15 chapter dues to the Psychology Club faculty adviser (Dr. Russell-Stamp).