Psi Chi National Honor Society
The National Honor Society in Psychology
The Members of the Transylvania University Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, would like to welcome you to our website.
Transy's Psi Chi members are committed to becoming a group of scholars, committed to our roles in the future of Psychology.
Aside from the obvious benefit of being able to put "membership in a national honor society" on your resume or vitae, there are many other benefits to being a member of Psi Chi! These include:
Tangible assets include:
- Graduate school and psychology careers workshops
- Practice sessions for the GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
- Student research presentations and attendance at professional meetings
- Recognition for outstanding academic performance.
- Additional educational opportunities and activities.
- One-on-one relationships with professors who can stimulate interest in psychology and write letters of recommendation.
- Interaction with other students with similar interests.
- Leadership development.
- Opportunity to be of service to the college and Psychology Department.
- Opportunities for members to attend conventions held annually and participate and meet leading psychologists and other students.
- Opportunities to enter research papers in the national organization's undergraduate and graduate research competitions.
- The intrinsic honor of achieving membership in the national honor society in one's chosen field.
- Membership certificate and card.
- The Psi Chi Newsletter (which recognizes members, as well as being informative) is provided to the chapters free of charge for each active member.
- Membership in Psi Chi meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the United States Government.
- Psi Chi provides a forum for obtaining information about, and developing perspectives in, the field of psychology and opportunities available to students.
- Membership is for life. The registration fee is the only payment ever made to the national organization which preserves the membership records and verifies memberships.
- Through their affiliation with Psi Chi, members feel a community with others in psychology -- and gain identification of one's self with the larger field of psychology.
WHO CAN JOIN?
To join Psi Chi, you must meet certain minimum requirements. These include:
- Have completed three semesters of college;
- Have passed a minimum of three psychology courses;
- Be registered as a psychology major or minor;
- Place in the top 35% of your class (based on GPA),
- Receive a 3/4 affirmative vote of members present at a Psi Chi meeting;
- Have high standards of personal behavior.
New members are eligible to join Psi Chi once each semester. To find out when the next induction will be, call or email any of the faculty members.
President: Monica Lawson
Vice President: Kelli Davis
Secretary: Holly Brown
Inducted in Spring 2011
KENT SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Hello Transy students!
Thanks so much for having me at your Psi Chi panel discussion! I apologize again for having to leave early due to childcare needs, but hope that the brief information I shared was helpful to you in some way! I am following up today to see if you have any additional questions, invite you to a Prospective Student Session and offer the opportunity to connect with a “brief student mentor.” I’m also attaching a few documents that might be helpful to you.
We have some openings in Prospective Student Sessions on Wed. 11/30 and Wed. 12/14, both from 5-630pm. Please RSVP if you can attend by replying to this email and indicating which session you would like to attend.
I would also like to offer you the opportunity to talk to a current/former student. We have a list of “brief mentor” volunteers who will be happy to answer your questions and give you a student’s perspective of Kent School. If you are interested, please email me and I will send a student’s name and contact information so that you can have a “brief” conversation at your convenience. If you are looking for a student with a specific background, whether it be the specialization they elected, their status as a particular minority or any other sort of characteristic you would like to be linked up with, please let me know and I will do my best to “match” you to someone meeting that criteria.
As I mentioned last night, Kent School offers specializations in: Mental Health, Marriage & Family Therapy, School Social Work, Gerontology and Alcohol & Drug Counseling. Kent also has Dual Degrees with the Law School, Pan-African Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Bioethics and Divinity.
The Earlybird Deadline is 2/15/12 and all Kent application and program materials can be found on this page of Kent’s website: http://louisville.edu/kent/students/future-students/future-students-information
Best of luck to you as you continue your professional development journey!
Misty McNichols, MSW
MSSW Admissions Coordinator
Kent School of Social Work
News from the Psi Chi National Office
REMINDER: APA & APS SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFERS Psi Chi members are still eligible for the special membership offers from the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Learn more about each offer and the benefits of joining each organization as a member here:
For all the latest news and Psi Chi Digest, visit Psi Chi's national website
Important Links for Psi Chi Members
The National Home of Psi Chi
The American Psychological Association
Information for students considering grad school in Psychology
The Association for Psychological Science