Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

Wayne State University chapter

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology. Hosted by APA, representatives from 11 colleges and universities signed the charter creating the new society.

Psi Chi purpose

  • Encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in psychology
  • Award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship
  • Advance the discipline of psychology
  • Encourage research and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in psychology and related fields
  • Promote career development in psychology and related fields
  • Increase public awareness of psychology and its benefits for the individual and society
  • Encourage service to the community

Visit the Psi Chi Wayne State chapter

Criteria for membership

  • Open to currently enrolled undergraduate psychology majors, and to graduate students enrolled in a psychology or closely related graduate program
  • Be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature
  • Have completed at least three semesters or the equivalent of full-time college coursework at Wayne State University
  • Have completed at least nine semester credit hours or the equivalent of psychology courses (if you are a transfer student, you must complete at least 12-semester credits and nine psychology credits or equivalent at Wayne State University)
  • Have earned a cumulative GPA that is a minimum of 3.0 on a four-point scale
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses
  • One-time payment of dues is required for lifetime membership in the Honor Society, which is currently $65

If you're interested in becoming a member, please complete Psi Chi membership application form and send an email to A chapter organizer will be in touch with you.