Psi Chi at The University of Akron

What is Psi Chi?

Psi Chi is a national honor society consisting of graduate and undergraduate psychology students that exists to encourage and maintain scholarship in the science of psychology. In other words, we exist to help psychology students achieve their academic and career goals through creating a community of like-minded individuals who want each other to succeed. We organize resources and events for our members relating to research opportunities, study groups, networking and mentorship, career panels, graduate school, and so much more. Being a member in Psi Chi not only recognizes you as an outstanding psychology student at UA, but it also facilitates and encourages you to continue down a path of excellence. We are here to support your success in psychology, and we are The University of Akron Chapter.

Purpose Statement

Psi Chi is a national honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Mission Statement

The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general.

Goals for accomplishing above mission:

  • Advance science and the profession of psychology
  • Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission
  • Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders
  • Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission

For more information on the goals of Psi Chi, please visit

Social Media

To be up-to-date on announcements, events, meeting times, and other information, follow our social media pages:

  • Instagram: @PsiChiUA

2023-2024 Officers

  • President: Renee Clippinger (
  • Vice President: Alexander Granat (
  • Secretary: Cassidy Kuhar (
  • Treasurer: Natalia Felicelli (
  • Activities Chair: Makayla Minard (
  • Diversity Chairs: Natalia Felicelli ( and Makayla Minard (
  • Advisor: Dr. Charles Waehler (


Location: Psi Chi
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences Building, Room 361A
Address: Psi Chi
Department of Psychology
290 E. Buchtel Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-4301

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