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Psi Chi: The International Honor Society



Psi Chi (pronounced “sigh-kye”) is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 with two primary purposes:

1) to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and
2) to advance the science of psychology.


Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in psychology, 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). Through membership in Psi Chi, students gain a sense of community with others in psychology and an identification with the discipline. Psi Chi sponsors programs at regional and national psychological association meetings. Members who attend these programs benefit from the opportunity to meet leading psychologists and students from other chapters.

Membership in Psi Chi is an earned lifetime honor. Your membership is preserved at the Psi Chi International Office and can be included on graduate school and employment applications. When you are inducted into Psi Chi, you are presented with a membership certificate suitable for framing and a membership card. You are also eligible to wear Psi Chi emblems including key pins, charms, label pins, etc. A quarterly newsletter is furnished to the chapter for you to pick up free of charge at our local chapter office. Psi Chi requires a one-time registration fee of $65.00.

2017-2018 UB Chapter Leadership

President: Amanda Levy
Vice President: Austin Valvo
Campus Liaison: Hugo Fernandez
Program Coordinator: Danielle Villata

Faculty Advisor: Joyce Lacy, Ph.D.

Membership Criteria

The requirements for membership in Psi Chi are:

1) Completion of the following psychology courses: Introductory Psychology (PSY 101), Psychological Statistics (PSY 207), and Scientific Inquiry (PSY 250)

2) Current status as a Psychology Major

3) A psychology GPA of 3.4 or better and a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or better

Application and Deadlines

To be considered for membership in Psi Chi, you must complete all steps on the application by the specified deadlines. UB’s Psi Chi chapter inducts members twice yearly, with application deadlines in the Fall and Spring. For the 2017-2018 academic year, application deadlines are:

  • Fall: October 20, 2017.
  • Spring: March 9, 2018.

Psi Chi Events

Psi Chi officers coordinate a series of helpful events with the officers of the Undergraduate Psychology Association (UPA). Check the event schedule for information.

Recent Inductees

Congratulations to our Fall 2017  inductees:

Amanda Bahgat Amy O’Leary
Lauren Gould Charmy Patel
Jhanvi Jain Sydney Pigott
Boston Kistka Khadeejah Qadri
Lauren Klycek Natalie Rice
Harini Krishnamurti Lauren Siminski
Cordelia Krishnan Paige Szarafin
Julian Lim Amanda Teepell
Eunice Mak Jessica Tomasello
Evan Murphy Hannah Weierheiser
Kimberly Nguyen Li Ying Wong
Thomas Nortstrom