Psi Chi International Honor Society

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.

UofL Psi Chi Chapter #59

cordially invites you to attend our annual 

Community-Wide Diversity & Inclusion Dinner

Thursday, February 20th - 6:00-7:30 pm

Special Guest Marian Vasser, Director of Diversity Education and Inclusion Excellence at UofL, joins Psi Chi for a night of delicious food followed by a program of fun and engaging activities that promote and celebrate the differences we all share.  Please invite your friends, family, and other students as we raise money to help support Sweet Evening Breeze (LGBT&Q youth homeless shelter) and the Nobel H. Kelley Psychological Services Center.


The Red Barn, UofL Belknap Campus


$8.00 Pre-Paid online or $10 at the door.



If you are unable to attend the Dinner and would like to make a donation, please click on the following link.


Psi Chi is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Email Nicki Jacobs - ~  with questions or for additional details.

More Upcoming Events

The Fourth Annual Psychology Awards & Recognition Celebration to induct new members and officers into Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology, honor Undergraduate Honor students, and honor Undergraduate and Graduate students who have received awards in 2019-2020 will be held on Tuesday, April 21 (Reading Day) from 6-7:30 in Chao Auditorium. All officers are required to attend and all new members since April 2019 are invited to attend with a guest or two.

Southeastern Psychological Association’s 66th Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 1 – Saturday, April 4

This meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA at the Sheraton New Orleans. If you are interested in seeing what a regional psychological conference is like, please contact Dr. Leonard at

Kentucky Psychological Foundation’s Spring Academic Conference
Saturday, March 28, 2020 
This year's conferencewill be held at Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY.  Psi Chi will have a team competing in the Quiz Bowl!!  You can also build your resume’ by presenting a poster of your research!!  Please contact Dr. Leonard at ~ for additional details.


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 Coordinator, Lianda Velic 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!


Additional information about Psi Chi can be found here: