Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. The organization is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Denison students are nominated for membership by the Psychology department each semester if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are enrolled as a psychology major or minor or a program that is psychological in nature
  • Have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework
  • Have completed at least 9 credit hours or equivalent of psychology courses
  • Have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the entire university or the college that houses psychology (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses

Membership is a lifetime honor, and members enjoy an array of benefits. For more information about Psi Chi and the benefits of membership, including research and publishing opportunities, conventions, podcasts, webinars, and more, please visit the Psi Chi website. Psi Chi members are celebrated every year at the departmental academic awards ceremony. Students may reach out to Denison Psi Chi Chapter Advisor Seth Chin-Parker or Chapter Administrator Sarah Jones with any questions.