Psi Chi / Psi Alpha Omega
The department sponsors two student organizations, Psi Chi which is the Psychology international honor society and Psi Alpha Omega which is open to all students taking Psychology who have an interest in the discipline.
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is an earned honor for life. The Psi Chi national membership fee is $45 and the local chapter assesses an additional $5 for local expenses and projects. Members receive a national magazine, Eye on Psi Chi, and are eligible to participate in undergraduate research competitions or to publish in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.
In order to be eligible for membership in Psi Chi, you must have:
- Completed at 3 semesters of college
- Completed 9 semester hours in Psychology
- Registered for major or minor standing in Psychology
- Be in the upper 35% or your class
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
Psi Chi members recently participated in the Buddy Walk, an event hosted by DSACK, a non-profit volunteer organization of families and professionals who better the lives of people with Down Syndrome, and helping them realize their life goals and dreams.
For more information about Psi Chi or Psi Alpha Omega, e-mail Dr. Jay Castaneda | 863-8164.
The Psychology Bowl Team
The Psychology Bowl team competes in a tournament, held during the KPA Spring Academic Conference. Questions from 10 different areas of psychology are asked in a quick-recall format. Practices for our team’s members are held twice a week from late January through the end of March. If you are interested in learning more about the team, contact Dr. Karyn McKenzie.
The 2014 members were Virginia Hurst, Kendall Wills, Shayna Wiedel, and Hannah Prassel. Go GC!