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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.

2016-2017 UB Chapter Leadership

President: Lauren Gasparini
Vice President: Maeghan Glynn
Secretary: Amanda Levy
Student-Faculty Liaison: Annaliese Campagna
Campus Liaison: Pearl Guerin
Ambassador/Social Media Voice: Lydia Weinstein

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 2016-2017 academic year, application deadlines are:

  • Fall: October 14, 2016.
  • Spring: March 10, 2017.

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 Spring 2016 inductees:

Fozzia Aden

Martin Morano

Jonathan Beecher

Mariangela Perrella

Steven Didas

Rebecca Pikoff

Lauren Gasparini

Nicholas Powers

Pearl Guerin

Sydney Sullivan

Guo Hao He

Sandy Tam

Amanda Levy

Yi Lin Michelle Tan

Yuhang Liu

Zachary Utech