Benefits of Joining

UCSC Chapter Benefits

Networking: Get to know psychology majors, professors, and psychology people in the community (maybe for a future job, internship or mentorship).
Resume: it looks really good and shows that you were an involved member of your school and community (not just a high achieving smarty pants).
Community: Get involved with the community while meeting people and having fun.

– We have fun and free socials every quarter.
– You’re a member for life and you can never be kicked out.

How to Join


Benefits Defined by Internationals

1. Psi Chi provides International recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor which can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and resumés.

2. Through membership in Psi Chi, students gain a sense of community with others in psychology and an identification with the discipline.

3. Psi Chi provides a local, regional, and international forum for obtaining information and developing perspectives about the field of psychology, learning about educational and career opportunities, and forming meaningful professional networks.

4. On the local level, chapter membership facilitates leadership development, interaction with other students who have similar interests, and service to the department and institution sponsoring Psi Chi.

5. Members receive a membership card, certificate, and lapel pin, and, through chapter mailings, copies of Eye on Psi Chi. (Following graduation, members may subscribe to Eye on Psi Chi.)

6. Psi Chi chapter activities provide students with valuable opportunities to develop one-on-one relationships with professors who can stimulate their interest in psychology, involve them in research projects, and write meaningful letters of recommendation for them.

7. Psi Chi encourages student research at the regional and international as well as local levels through undergraduate and graduate research award competitions and provides opportunities for students to present research and receive certificates recognizing their accomplishments at regional and international psychological association meetings.

8. Psi Chi provides over $300,550 annually in awards and grants to its student members, faculty advisors, and chapters.

9. Psi Chi sponsors outstanding programs at regional and international psychological association meetings. Members benefit not only from the programs, but also from the opportunity to meet leading psychologists and students from other chapters.

10. Membership in Psi Chi meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the United States government.

11. Membership is for life. The international registration fee of $45 is the only payment ever made to the international organization, which does not charge dues.

12. As a member of Psi Chi, you are eligible for special offers from APA and APS when you join as a student member from either organization

13. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), which offers in conjunction with the Washington Internship Institute (WII), $500 merit-based scholarships to members of Psi Chi who apply and are selected to WII’s internship program. Learn more about the scholarships at these pages: ACHS | WII

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