Honor Society and Psychology Club

Psi Chi, The international Honor Society in Psychology
Psychology Club

The Psychology Club and Psi Chi at Niagara University aim to promote interest in the field of psychology among the student body. Regular meetings are held and the club sponsors a variety of activities, including guest speakers, service learning experiences, field trips, and socials.

Dr. Donna Thompson is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Club. The advisor for Niagara's chapter of Psi Chi is Dr. Burt Thompson.

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Our Psi Chi Chapter provides you with the opportunity to join Psi Chi if you meet certain standards required by Psi Chi and the Association of College Honor Societies (a governing body for college honor societies). See www.psichi.org for more information.

Membership in Psi Chi is an earned honor which is for life. Your membership is preserved at the Psi Chi national office and can be called upon for reference purposes such as applications for graduate school and jobs. The only charge by the national organization is a once-in-a-lifetime registration fee of $55. The national organization does not charge dues or assessments.

Among The National Organization's Requirements For Membership Are:

  1. Number of hours required in psychology courses:
    1. Semester Hour System. Completion of eight semester hours of psychology, or six semester hours and registration for at least two semester hours of psychology in addition, or equivalent credits in courses related to psychology.
    2. Quarter Hour System. Completion of 12 quarter-hours of psychology, or nine hours and registration for at least three quarter-hours of psychology in addition, or equivalent credits in courses related to psychology.
  2. Registration for major or minor standing in psychology or for a program psychological in nature which is equivalent to such standings.
  3. Undergraduates who are elected to Psi Chi must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class in general scholarship and must demonstrate superior scholarship in psychology, earning an average grade of "B" or better in psychology courses. Psi Chi accepts the policy of the institution regarding grades.
  4. For graduate students, an average grade of "B" or better in all graduate courses, including psychology.