What is the Psychology Club?

The Psychology Club is a student run organization at Rutgers University Camden that meets once a month. The Psychology Club’s goal is to give students the opportunity to build understanding and knowledge of the multiplicity of activities within the fields of psychology. The Psychology Club also promotes camaraderie and support amongst its members while engaging in meaningful social interaction and community service projects. The Psychology Club is operated by student officers and faculty advisors who help us to select projects and carry out goals.

What is Psi Chi?

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major or minor interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Psi Chi’s sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.

Psi Chi functions as a federation of chapters located at more than 875 senior colleges and universities in the USA. The national office is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. National Council, composed of psychologists who are Psi Chi members and who are elected by the chapters, guides the affairs of the organization and sets policy with the approval of the chaptersaccomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society’s obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society’s local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate designed to augment and enhance the regular chapter. In addition, the national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs. Also, the Society publishes a quarterly Psi Chi newsletter, which helps to unite the members as well as to inform and recognize their contributions and accomplishments.

Students become members by joining the chapter at the school where they are enrolled. Psi Chi chapters are operated by student officers and faculty advisors. Together they select and induct the members and carry out the goals of the Society. All chapters register their inductees at the National Office, where the membership records are preserved for reference purposes. The total number of memberships preserved at the National Office during the first 66 years is over 287,000. Many of these members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology.

Psi Chi Officers 2016-2017