What is Psi Chi?
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is open to those who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who are students or faculty members at UNLV. Both undergraduate and graduate students who have registered for major or minor standing in psychology or for a program psychological in nature may be eligible for membership if other requirements are fulfilled.
Eligibility for undergraduates includes:
-Enrolled as a UNLV student and a Psychology major or minor
-Completion of 3 college semesters (i.e., second semester sophomore or beyond)
-Completion of 9 credit hours of psychology courses
-Ranking in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship
-Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in cumulative grades, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in psychology courses
Eligibility for graduate students includes:
-Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all graduate courses
If you do not meet the requirements for Psi Chi and still want to be involved, Psi Chi works side by side with Psychology Club which is open to anyone with an interest in Psychology.
Membership in Psi Chi is an earned honor which is for life. A permanent record of your membership is preserved at the Psi Chi International Office and may be used for reference purposes such as applications for graduate school and jobs.
(1) Visit psichi.org.
(2) Click on “Join” “Apply for Membership!” “APPLY NOW”.
(3) Fill out and submit the online application.
(4) Wait to receive an acceptance or rejection email.
(5) Upon receiving an acceptance email, make out an $85 check ($30 chapter fee + $55 international organization fee) to “Psi Chi INHS” and turn it in to the Department of Psychology Main Office in CBC B426 or bring it to an officer at any of our meetings.
This one-time fee is for lifetime membership, a certificate suitable for framing, and a membership card. There are no annual national dues. If you have any questions regarding your application or membership status, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
What is Psychology Club?
Psychology Club is an organization for students who are interested in psychology and who want to be involved. This organization gives students an opportunity to meet professors as well as other students who share common interests. Involved students also have the opportunity to get more familiar with UNLV Psychology. In the past, the club has organized social activities and has invited speakers covering topics such as careers in psychology, getting more out of your UNLV psychology experience, and preparation for graduate school. Psychology Club coordinates activities with Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.
If you are interested in joining Psychology Club, please attend one of our monthly meetings!
For more information on Psi Chi or Psychology Club, click here. You can also visit UNLV Psi Chi on Facebook.