Undergraduate

UNCG Psi Chi & Psychology Club

UNCG has a large and energetic Psi Chi chapter—one of the most active in the Southeast—and we invite you to join us. Our chapter was founded in 1958 as Chapter #125. We’re among the oldest Psi Chi chapters and take pride in our long-standing heritage of academic and professional excellence.

As recognition of our work, UNCG has received two Model Chapter Awards from Psi Chi—for the 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 academic years—a rare honor received by fewer than 4% of Psi Chi chapters worldwide.

We’re a mix of two groups—the Psi Chi chapter and the Psychology Club—so we often call ourselves the Psi Chi/Psyc Club.

To hear about our events, follow us online:

Our events and meetings are also announced via Canvas through the Psi Chi group and the Psychology Majors group.

 

What Do Psi Chi & Psyc Club Do?

Psi Chi and the Psychology Club are academic groups devoted to professional development. We focus on the “outside the classroom” skills that are essential when it’s time to apply for competitive jobs, internships, and grad-school spots. For example, we hold workshops about understanding graduate school, writing good personal statements, finding opportunities for research experience, and crushing interviews for jobs and grad schools.

We also invite guest speakers from UNCG and the Greensboro community to talk about popular career options in psychology that many PSY majors haven’t considered. Recent and upcoming speakers, for example, have described careers in industrial-organizational psychology, social work, school psychology, and addictions counseling.

Finally, our groups are an opportunity to develop as leaders. Psi Chi elects new officers each year, and we encourage Psi Chi members to think about jumping in and getting involved. Our groups also engage in community service and volunteer activities.

Current Officers

  • President: Karis Taylor
  • Vice President: Krystal Lamb
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Jordan Anderson
  • Social Chair: Ahaviyah Forde

Faculty Advisers

Psychology Club

The UNCG Psychology Club is for anyone interested in psychology: you don’t need to be a psychology major or minor to join. The only requirement is a one-time-only, $15 chapter fee that new members pay when they join.

To join, first fill out this brief online form:

Psychology Club Application Form

After you submit the form, Dr. Brittany Cassidy will contact you about digital payment options.

 

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the International Honors Society for Psychology. There are some membership requirements, described below. Students who don’t yet meet the requirements for Psi Chi should join the Psychology Club. The two groups do all their activities together, and it is never too early to focus on networking and professional development.

Purpose Statement

Psi Chi is an international Honor Society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Mission Statement

The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible members committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general.

In pursuit of our mission, we will:

  • Advance the science and profession of psychology.
  • Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission.
  • Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders.
  • Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission.
  • Recognize and foster the contributions that diversity makes to the science and practice of psychology.

Requirements

Major or Minor in Psychology

  1. GPA of 3.00 or higher in Psychology and a 3.30 Overall GPA
  2. 3 completed semesters at UNCG (For transfer students, 12 credit hours at UNCG)
  3. 9 credit hours of psychology courses completed

A one-time $55 lifetime membership fee.

A one-time $15 chapter fee. (If you joined the Psychology Club, you already paid this.)

You apply for Psi Chi membership online. Once your application has been approved, you’ll be contacted about your membership and you’ll received an e-mail from Psi Chi with a link to pay the $55 fee online.