Psi Chi

Psi Chi | Washington College

So you love psychology?

Founded in 1929, Psi Chi (the international honor society in psychology) has two primary purposes:

  1. to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and
  2. to advance the science of psychology.

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in psychology and who meet the membership requirements. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Purpose

Psi Chi is an international 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

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.

In pursuit of our mission we will:

  1. Advance the science and profession of psychology.
  2. Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission.
  3. Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders.
  4. Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission.
  5. Recognize and foster the contributions that diversity makes to the science and practice of psychology.

Read the Psi Chi Constitution to learn more about our national organization.