Psych Club and Psi Chi

The Psychology Club
The Psychology Club is open to all students who are interested in psychology.  Activities of the Club are determined by the interests of the members and vary from year to year.  Students interested in joining should contact the Psychology Club adviser, Prof. Kate Arrington, for information about upcoming meetings.

Psi Chi
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology.  Psi Chi serves two major functions.  The first of these is to provide academic recognition to its inductees through the honor of membership.  The second is to nurture the academic climate within the local college or university.  In the past, Lehigh’s Psi Chi chapter has helped organize the LVAIC Undergraduate Psychology Conference, has collected information about graduate programs of interest to psychology majors, and has sponsored colloquia.  At the national level, Psi Chi publishes newsletters and Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, hosts national and regional conventions, and sponsors national service projects.

The National Chapter has set minimum qualifications for membership in Psi Chi which includes:

  • completion of three semesters of college
  • completion of nine credits toward the psychology major
  • declared major in psychology
  • overall cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • major GPA of 3.0
  • ranking in the top 35% of the class
  • high standards of personal behavior

Students interested in joining Psi Chi should send a letter stating that they wish to be considered for membership in the organization and a copy of their transcript to the Psi Chi Coordinator, Prof. Kate Arrington.  Student applications will be reviewed each semester.  The National Council imposes a one-time membership fee (currently $55) on incoming students to cover its expenses which include free publications for local chapters and individual members.  All members are given certificates of membership (suitable for framing) from the national organization.