Psi Chi

Welcome to the University of Louisville Psi Chi website! Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology and recognizes students for their academic achievement and success.



Important Dates:


Fall semester general meetingswill be held on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 in Life Sciences 135.  All members and those interested in joining are welcome to attend.  August 31, September 14, October 12, and November 16

August 29 (Saturday) - GRE Strategy Session/lunch/Practice Exam - Ekstrom Library, W104 - 9:30-3:45 (Preregistration required). Contact Terri Dykhuis at or Dr. Leonard at .

October 12 - 22:  Fall Food Drive to benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank

Psi Chi will be conducting their annual Fall Food Drive during the month of October. Please consider making a generous donation of canned/boxed items.

October 29, 3:00 pm - UofL Psi Chi Chapter Scholarship Deadline

See September 2015 Newsletter for application



Any student joining between April 3 and October 31 will be entered in a drawing for one of two membership dues refunds!! The two winners will be notified by 11/5/15

Who is eligible for membership?

Undergraduate membership requirements are (1) 3.33 Psychology GPA, (2) 3.0 cumulative GPA, (3)a second-semester sophomore, (4) enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature that is equivalent to a psychology major, (5) completed 9 semester hours of psychology courses.

Graduate membership requirements are (1) enrolled as a graduate student at UofL in a psychology graduate program, (2) an established GPA at UofL, and (3) 3.0 cumulative GPA in all graduate courses.

What are the benefits of joining?

There are numerous benefits of being a member of Psi Chi; it is a wonderful opportunity to build your resume, network, gain information about graduate school, learn about job opportunities, apply for travel and research grants, and learn more about the field of Psychology.  Members are also eligible to wear the honor cord at commencement ceremonies.

How much does it cost to become a member?

Cost is $ 80.00. This is a one time fee for a lifetime membership!

(International Membership fee is $55 + $25 for UofL Chapter fee).

Do you have another question?

If you have anymore questions regarding membership please contact our Membership/PR Coordinator, Katie Connor at

How to apply to join:

Submit an application form on the international website at  Hover over the join link in the upper left area on the page and click on Become a Member.  Scroll down and click APPLY NOW.  Once you read the statement, scroll down and click on APPLY NOW.  Complete the form and click on SUBMIT.  Once you have completed the application, please send an e-mail to Dr. Leonard, Psi Chi Faculty Advisor at with Psi Chi Membership in the subject line and she will review your transcript and get back to you regarding your membership status.

Even though official membership in the international organization is limited, our meetings are open to all of those students (undergraduate and graduate) with an interest in psychology. We regularly host talks with psychology professors or other community professionals at our meetings, lending an opportunity for faculty-student interaction that can be hard to come by in UofL's often large classes. We are open to other program ideas as well, and welcome input from anyone who is interested. If this sounds good to you, we hope that you will stop by one of our meetings or drop us an email. We look forward to meeting you!


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