Benefits of Membership

Membership: All members must pay a onetime fee of $55 to the national organization and $20 to the chapter. You are granted a lifetime membership with the promise of never having to pay any dues.

National recognition: Psi Chi provides national recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor that can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and résumés.

Documentation: Members receive a membership card, certificate, and lapel pin. These are given at the induction ceremony.

Research: Psi Chi fosters research by making $225,000 available annually to students, faculty advisors, and chapters in awards and grants. There are currently 7 available graduate awards and 10 undergraduate awards.

Psi Chi also provides a platform to promote and to be recognized for research. Selected students will have the opportunity to present research at regional and national psychological association meetings. Students may also be published in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, which is a national, fully reviewed, quarterly journal.

Relationships: Students involved in activities will have the opportunity to connect with peers who share similar interests, create relationships with leaders in their field, and network with cohorts. They may also develop stronger relationships with their professors who can involve them in research projects and write meaningful letters of recommendation.

Something to Wear Down the Aisle: Why be bare? Psi Chi offers ropes and other graduation adornments.

Federal Service: The United States government recognizes membership in Psi Chi as meeting one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in federal service.

More than a Resume Builder: It builds you. This is a way to become involved and to learn about educational and career prospects. Experiences through Psi Chi are a valuable way to develop your perspective on the study of psychology and determine your direction.