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Psi Chi

Psi Chi recognizes outstanding students either majoring or minoring in Psychology, encourages excellence in the field of psychology, and serves to advance psychology as a science. The University of Dayton chapter of Psi Chi was installed on May 2, 1959, making it one of the oldest chapters of this organization. Psi Chi’s national website provides detailed information about available services to members, including access to the Psi Chi Digest, opportunities to publish in the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, and award and grant eligibility information.

Members of Psi Chi participate in annual campus activities including Christmas on Campus, various campus fundraising events, and social and educational events with Department of Psychology faculty. Chapter meetings focus on providing information about graduate school, the GRE, how to get involved with research, various careers in psychology, and building camaraderie between psychology students.

Students interested in membership in Psi Chi must meet the following international requirements:

  • Be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program (or a program that is psychological in nature)
  • Have completed at least three semesters or equivalent of college courses
  • Have completed at least nine 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 3.3 on a 4-point scale)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses

Membership in Psi Chi is highly recommended for students who are interested in pursuing a career or furthering their education in psychology. Our Department of Psychology faculty determine membership. Applications for membership can be found online: Psi Chi membership (www)

For further information about the Psi Chi International Honor Society or application process, contact Psi Chi:


Website: Visit Psi Chi International (www)


Department of Psychology

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1430