Psychology Student Organizations
The Psychology Club and Psi Chi Honor Society work together to provide students with educational and career information about the field of psychology. The groups co-organize the weekly meetings and strive to enhance the professional development for all who are interested.
Meetings are held in Porter Hall, typically on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, with Officer's Meetings and General Membership Meetings rotating throughout the semester. All meetings are announced through email, fliers, and through the group's Facebook page.
The Psychology Club is open to all Ohio University students (majors, minors, and non-majors) with an interest in psychology. Students are encouraged to become involved in the club by participating in meetings, helping out with fund-raising events, and assisting in community service activities. Past meetings have included topics such as:
- Careers in psychology with a B.A.
- History of the Athens Mental Health Center
- Forensic Psychology as a career
- Bystander Intervention at Ohio University
- Research on intimate couples violence
Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. As one of the founding institutions of Psi Chi, Ohio University has maintained an active chapter for over 85 years.
At the national level, Psi Chi offers students access to information about a variety of professions in psychology, an undergraduate psychology research conference, and the benefits of leadership skills and references to last a lifetime.
Membership Requirements in Psi Chi for Undergraduates
Note that in addition to the requirements below, transfer students must complete 12 hours of courses at Ohio University in order to establish a GPA here.
- Be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature.
- Have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework.
- Have completed at least 9 semester hours or equivalent of psychology courses.
- Have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35 percent of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the entire university (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale).
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses.
Applications are only accepted and reviewed during the first three weeks of fall and spring semesters.