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Psychology Club/Psi Chi

Psychology Club and Psi Chi meet as one club.
(A subset of Psychology Club members are also members of Psi Chi.)

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Mission Statements

Psychology Club

The purpose of this organization is to promote the study of psychology and provide educational enrichment and social service to the community and club members.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.

Membership Requirements

Psychology Club

  • Must be an undergraduate student at FHSU who is interested in psychology.

Psi Chi

  • Completion of at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of the college course.
  • Completion of 9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology courses.
  • Registration for major or minor standing in psychology or for a program psychological in nature which is equivalent to such standings.
  • Undergraduates must rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in psychology courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall.
  • High standards of personal behavior.
  • Two-thirds affirmative vote of those present at a regular meeting of the chapter.


Psychology Club

  • To learn more about psychology
  • Gain valuable experience in the field
  • Meet new people
  • To have lots of fun

Psi Chi

  • Psi Chi provides national recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor that can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and resumes.
  • Through membership in Psi Chi, students gain a sense of community with others in psychology and an identification with the discipline.
  • Psi Chi provides a local, regional, and national forum for obtaining information and developing perspectives about the field of psychology, learning about educational and career opportunities, and forming meaningful professional networks.
  • On the local level, chapter membership facilitates leadership development, interaction with other students who have similar interests, and service to the department and institution sponsoring Psi Chi.
  • Psi Chi chapter activities provide students with valuable opportunities to develop one-on-one relationships with professors who can stimulate their interest in psychology, involve them in research projects, and write meaningful letters of recommendation for them.
  • Membership in Psi Chi meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the United States government.
  • Psi Chi encourages student research at the regional and national as well as local levels through undergraduate and graduate research award competitions and provides opportunities for students to present research and receive certificates recognizing their accomplishments at regional and national psychological association meetings.

Faculty Sponsors

  • Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke
  • Mr. Kenneth Windholz
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