Psi Chi

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

Fall 2014 Meeting Time

We meet biweekly on Thursdays at 5:00 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. 18
Oct. 2, 16, and 30
Nov. 13 and 27
Dec. 11 (tentative)

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

Current Officers

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

  • Ashley Araujo (President)
  • Brittany Galus (Vice President)
  • Amanda Hayes (Secretary)

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: Nov. 3

Spring Application Deadline: March 1
Spring Membership Fee: 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).

Psi Chi Conference Grant

If you are a Psi Chi member and are interested in attending or presenting at an academic conference (e.g., the American Psychological Association annual conference or the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association annual convention), you can apply for a conference grant through the School of Psychological Sciences. If you are interested, download the Psi Chi Conference Grant application, fill it out and attach the necessary documents.  Submit your application by one of the two deadlines (Nov. 1 or Feb. 15) to the Psi Chi mailbox in the Psychology department.


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