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About Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum 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 Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Psi Chi serves two major goals: one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to members' creative development. For example, the chapters make active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the international organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including Society and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.

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Membership Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members who meet the criteria below are eligible for membership. Students and faculty are elected to membership by the chapter at the institution, according to the provisions in the Psi Chi Constitution. Membership in Psi Chi is open to qualified candidates of any age, sex, sexual orientation, race, handicap or disability, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin. Membership eligibility is based on academic performance.  If you do not yet meet the criteria for membership into Psi Chi, you may still join the Psychology Club!

The Psi Chi Constitution requires that undergraduate student applicants to Psi Chi:

  • Must be enrolled at Tarleton State University
  • Must have established a GPA at Tarleton State University
  • Must be at least a second-semester sophomore
  • Must be enrolled as a major or minor in psychology
  • Must have completed at least 9 semester hours of psychology courses
  • Must have an overall GPA that is at least 3.25 on a 4-point scale
  • Must have a psychology GPA that is at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale
  • We must receive application prior to new member deadline (stated below)

The Psi Chi Constitution requires that graduate student applicants to Psi Chi:

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Tarleton State University in a psychology graduate program
  • Must have established a graduate GPA at Tarleton State University
  • Must have an overall graduate GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale in all graduate courses, including psychology courses
  • We must receive application prior to new member deadline (stated below)

Applying For Membership


After satisfying all the above eligibility criteria: 

1. Download and complete the following form.  You must complete the entire form.

2. Make one check out to: Psi Chi

  • Central Office Membership Fee = $55.00

  • Chapter dues = $40.00

  • Total amount on check = $95.00

Note: Checks may not be deposited for an entire month.

3. Mail the completed forms along with the check to:

Psi Chi
Tarleton State University
Psychology and Counseling Dept.
Box T-0820
Stephenville, TX 76402

You may deliver the application packet in person to:

Psychology and Counseling / Psi Chi
Math Bldg Room 301