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What is Psi Chi?

Psi Chi is the National 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 American Psychological Society (APS). Psi Chi's sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.

How do I become a member?

To join the Rice chapter of Psi Chi you must have:

  • Declared Psychology as a major
  • Completed at least 3 college semesters
  • Completed at least 12 Psychology credits at Rice (excluding PSYC 485/488)
  • A GPA of 3.68 in Psychology courses (excluding PSYC 485/488)
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.50

You will be invited to join Psi Chi at the beginning of the semester in which you meet these criteria. An induction ceremony is held each semester to welcome new members into the society.