Opportunities and Activities for Undergraduate Psychology Students


Psi Chi

Psi Chi Inductions

Psi Chi inductions are generally scheduled for the fall and spring semesters of each school year. Applications for those meeting the requirements for membership will be sent out during each semester.

Psi Chi>> is the National Honor Society in Psychology for undergraduate Psychology Majors and serves the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to undergraduate women and men who have made the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet a series of academic qualifications. 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).

Eligibility Requirements for Wheaton College Chapter

  • Completion of 3 semesters of the college courses
  • Completion of 9 semester hours of psychology courses
  • Ranking in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.6 (on a 4.0 scale) in psychology classes and 3.5 overall

Students who are eligible for induction into Psi Chi will be contacted via CPO when they meet the scholastic requirements outline above. It should be noted that the requirements for membership in Wheaton College's chapter are higher than those placed by the national office. A membership application will be sent to eligible students' CPO boxes and those students interested in becoming a member of Psi Chi should submit their completed application and dues to the Psi Chi Secretary as soon as possible. Inductees will then be contacted and informed of when the induction ceremony will take place. All members of Psi Chi are encouraged to attend the induction ceremony and a brief meeting that usually follows for the coordination of upcoming events and election of officers for the following year (in the spring semester).

Psi Chi Newsletter

The Psi Chi newsletter provide students with information about new classes in the Psychology department, information about Psychology faculty members, and information about graduate schools and careers in Psychology. The newsletter is distributed to Undergraduate CPO boxes.

Department Chapel

Each year the Psychology department has two department chapels. The fall chapel is directed by the Psychology department faculty and staff, while the spring semester chapel is directed by Psi Chi. Faculty and local psychologists have been featured as guest speakers during these chapels.

Christmas Party

Each Christmas Psi Chi sponsors an undergraduate Christmas party which usually takes place at the home of one of the undergraduate faculty members. This is an opportunity for all Psychology majors and minors to come and fellowship inside the community of the Psychology department and get to know their professors and each other on a more personal level.

Scandrette Lecture

The annual Scandrette Lecture on the integration of Psychology and Christianity generally occurs during the spring semester of the academic year. This lecture is specifically designed to address issues of interest to Christian psychologists.

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