Psi Chi Honors Society

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship in Psychology, and to advance the science of Psychology. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Psychology who meet the minimum qualifications (see Eligibility for Membership below). The Psi Chi chapter at GW provides activities to complement and enhance the Psychology curriculum, and offers practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter.

Advantages of Becoming a Member of Psi Chi

  • Psi Chi provides national recognition for academic excellence in Psychology, an honor which can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and résumés.
  • Membership builds a sense of community with others in Psychology and an identification with the discipline.
  • Psi Chi offers a local, regional, and national forum for obtaining information and developing perspectives about the field of Psychology, learning about educational and career opportunities, and forming meaningful professional networks.
  • Chapter membership facilitates leadership development, interaction with other students who have similar interests, and service to the department and institution sponsoring Psi Chi.
  • Psi Chi encourages student research at regional and national conferences through award competitions and recognition of student research at regional and national meetings.
  • Psi Chi provides over $250,000 annually in awards and grants to its student members, faculty advisors, and chapters.
  • Membership is for a lifetime. The admission fee of $75 ($55 national registration fee and $20 chapter fee) is the only payment ever made.

For more information about the national organization and member benefits, please visit Psi Chi online at For more information about Psi Chi at GW, contact [email protected].

Psi Chi at GW

The GWU chapter of Psi Chi strives to engage Psi Chi members, Psychology majors and minors, and the entire Psychology community in activities that are designed to foster professional development, augment the Psychology curriculum, and provide practical experiences in the field of Psychology. Past events have included Graduate School Night (fall), Declaration Day (fall and spring), Career Night (spring, in conjunction with the Career Center and the Alumni Association), Interviewing Skills Workshop, and Peer Advising. Graduating seniors may obtain honor cords from the national organization for Commencement.

Phi Chi Contacts

President: Julia Mancini ([email protected])
Faculty advisor: Dr. Dennis E. Schell ([email protected])

For a list of current Psi Chi members and officers, click here.

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Interested in joining Psi Chi?

Check the criteria for membership in the Psi Chi National Honor Society and apply online