PSI CHI APPLICATIONS!
When to apply to Wesleyan's Psychology Honors Society:
Applications become available after winter break, when classes resume. Pick up an application on the first floor of Judd, outside the mailroom in the display case, or click on the link below.
Applications are due on Friday., March 4, 2016 by 4:00pm.
Please put completed applications in the application folder of the Psi Chi mailbox in the mailroom of Judd, 1st floor, Rm. 104, only from Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Membership is open to psychology BA/MA graduate and undergraduate students, provided they meet certain standards required by Psi Chi and the Association of College Honor Societies (a governing body for college honor societies).
Membership in Psi Chi is an earned honor which lasts for life. A permanent record of your membership is preserved at the Psi Chi International Office and may be used for reference purposes in job and graduate school applications. The Psi Chi international membership fee is $55, and arrangements to become a member are made by contacting local Psi Chi representatives at your school. This one-time fee is for lifetime membership, a certificate suitable for framing, and a membership card. There are no annual international dues, but each chapter may have fees.
When you are inducted into Psi Chi, you become eligible to wear the Psi Chi honor cord, medal, key pins, and other insignia. A quarterly Psi Chi newsletter is sent to each chapter for distribution to its members. Psi Chi members are eligible to present papers and posters at the national. regional, state, international, and local conventions. Members may participate in undergraduate and graduate research award competitions. The names of new members and activities of chapters are published in the newsletter and preserved for historical purposes.
Psi Chi at Wesleyan
WHAT WE DO
The Wesleyan chapter of Psi Chi acts as a "majors group" to discuss psychology and graduate school, and to be actively involved in the psychology department events. We also distribute information about the psychology department and provide information about jobs and graduate schools in psychology.
CAREER AND GRADUATE SCHOOL RESOURCES:
- Visit the Online Psychology Career Center, http://www.socialpsychology.org/career.htm
- List of U.S. Psychology PhD Programs Ranked by Quality,http://www.socialpsychology.org/ranking.htm
- Get Tips on Creating an Academic Vita, http://www.socialpsychology.org/vitatips.htm
- Get Advice on Letters of Recommendation, http://www.socialpsychology.org/rectips.htm
Wesleyan Psi Chi Requirements
- Completion of at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of college coursework.
- Completion of 3 semesters of psychology.
- Registration for major or minor standing in psychology or for a program psychological in nature which is equivalent to such standings. All majors in psychology as well as psychology BA/MA graduate students are eligible for membership if they meet all other criteria.
- To be eligible, 9 semester hours of psychology credits must be completed and a minimum 3.0 GPA in those classes demonstrating superior scholarship in psychology is required. All students must also be at least a second semester sophomore in classification to be eligible for membership.
- Ranking in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship across all courses.
- For BA/MA graduate students, an average of "B" or better in all graduate courses, including psychology.
- High standards of personal behavior.
- Two-thirds affirmative vote of those present at a regular meeting of the chapter.
To read more or visit other Psi Chi chapters, see the Psi Chi Honors Society website.
WESLEYAN PSI CHI OFFICERS:
For further information about the Wesleyan chapter, email any of the officers.
Psi Chi Officers 2015:
Chapter President, Cornelia Channing
Vice President, Lucy De Souza
Treasurer, Meghan Nayyar
Secretary, Jessica Park