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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.

  • International recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor that can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and resumés
  • Sense of community with others in psychology and an identification within the discipline
  • Accessibility to a local, regional, national and international forum for obtaining information and developing perspectives about the field of psychology, learning about educational and career opportunities, and forming meaningful professional networks
  • Leadership development, interaction with other students who have similar interests, and service to the department and institution sponsoring Psi Chi
  • Membership card and certificate recognizing the honor of being part of the Society
  • Valuable opportunities to develop one-on-one relationships with professors who encourage an interest in psychology, involve students in research projects, and write meaningful letters of recommendation
  • Student research experience at the regional, national, and local levels through undergraduate and graduate research award competitions
  • Opportunities for students to present research and receive certificates recognizing their accomplishments at regional and national psychological association meetings
  • Over $300,550 available annually in awards and grants for student members, faculty advisors, and chapters
  • Outstanding programs at regional and national psychological association meetings where members meet leading psychologists and students from other chapters
  • Meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the United States government
  • Membership is for life with the initial society registration fee of $55 serving as the only payment ever made to the Central Office of the organization


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 9 credit hours in Psychology and a 3.0 overall and Psychology GPA. 

Those interested in joining Psi Chi must complete the Online Membership Application.  Your membership eligibility will be determined upon receipt of your application.

Other Options

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. Shannon McGillivray).