Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women with a declared psychology major or minor and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or better. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).
Cleveland State University is part of Psi Chiís family of 1400 campuses across the United States. Psi Chi has more chapters than any other honor society in baccalaureate institutions and has the largest membership of any psychological organization in the world.
The Department is one of the few at CSU that offers a major that can be obtained by taking all coursework in psychology in the evening. We invite you to browse our website to see why Psychology is one of the most popular majors, as well as learn about the variety of opportunities for graduate study in psychology at Cleveland State University.
Psi Chi at Cleveland State focuses on 3 major principals:
1. Honoring Scholastic Achievement in the field of Psychology.
2. Providing a network and forum for students to increase the depth and breadth of their knowledge in Psychology.
3. Offering opportunities to apply and hone studentís skills by working with leaders in the field, practicing hands-on research, and exploring career opportunities through community outreach and service projects.
By joining Psi Chi, you become a lifetime member of an organization that is nationally recognized for academic excellence. This honor can be noted on resumes, curriculum vitae, and graduate school applications. Members can apply for 95 different research awards, numerous grants, and attend regional and national conference programs. Psi Chi offers an invaluable opportunity to meet and network with leading psychologists and students from other chapters.Download the application