Psi Chi

UNC has an active chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology students.

Fall 2015 Meeting Time

We meet biweekly on Thursdays at 5:30 PM in McKee 0019. Please contact if you would like to find out more information about the meetings.

Here is a meeting schedule for the Fall semester:

  • Sept. 10, 24
  • Oct. 8, 22
  • Nov. 5, 19
  • Dec. 3

We WELCOME any student to attend our meetings and events (you don't need to be a member).

Current Officers 2015-2016

The Psi Chi officers for the 2014-2015 academic year are:

  • Charissa Samaneigo (President)
  • Lauryn Curtis (Vice President)
  • Ericka Hendricks (Secretary)
  • Jaclyn Hickey (Treasurer)
  • Kristina Phillips (Faculty Co-Mentor)
  • James Kole (Faculty Co-Mentor)

How to Apply?

If you are interested in becoming a Psi Chi member, please review the application criteria below and fill out an online application. We are no longer accepting paper applications. There is a $90 fee to join the society ($55 to the national organization and $35 to the School of Psychological Sciences), but you will not have to pay this fee UNTIL your application is approved. You will be a lifetime member.

  • Fall Application Deadline: October 13
  • Fall Membership Fee Due Date: Nov. 3
  • Spring Application Deadline: March 1
  • Spring Membership Fee Due Date: March 22

Membership Criteria

  • be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program (or a program psychological in nature)
  • have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of college courses
  • have completed at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent) of psychology courses
  • have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses

Psi Chi Graduation Honor Cords

If you are an ACTIVE Psi Chi member, you can receive a free honor cord for graduation (need to attend at least a few meetings). Please send an email to: to get additional information NO LATER than one month prior to graduation (November 1 for Fall Graduation and April 1 for Spring Graduation).


Please contact this year's Psi Chi president (Charissa Samaniego) for more information at: