Welcome to Psi Chi

at The University of Utah

PSI CHI, The International Honor Society in Psychology logo

Welcome to Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in psychology.

You are eligible to join Psi Chi if you are a psychology major, minor, or pursuing a degree in a related field.

Psi Chi holds social events for students, networking events with professionals, and educational opportunities to further the study of psychology at the U.

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"It's not Greek, It's Geek!"


The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Benefits of Membership

  1. Joining PSI CHI means that you will have a lifetime membership that includes a certificate and membership card.
  2. International recognition because we are an honor society you get to graduate with honors and wear official Psi Chi cords. It is also an accomplishment that can be noted on cv’s, resumes, and applications. It is accepted by the US government as one of the requirements for entrance into GS-7 level occupation.
  3. It grants students access to over $400,000 worth of awards and grants.
  4. There are opportunities for: leadership, friendship, enhanced education, mentoring, & community service.
  5. Research, presentation, and networking from a local to an international level.

Chapter Goals

Our goal is to create an active and engaging community for Psi Chi members by hosting intellectually stimulating events, and presenting members with meaningful ways to give back to their community.

Chapter Programs

Community service is an essential aspect of the Psi Chi experience. We hold monthly service events to encourage our members to find meaningful ways to give back to their community. We also encourage active learning by presenting students with professional networking opportunities.


PSI CHI was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).


Students of all social science fields are encouraged to join, and must meet eligibility requirements for official membership. In order to join, there are some academic requirements you will need to meet.

Undergraduate students must:

  1. Be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology, or a related field
  2. Have completed at least 3 semesters of full-time college coursework.
  3. Have completed at least 9 semester hours of psychology courses.
  4. Have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  5. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses.

Transfer students or students that are new to the university can still join and participate as members, but they can only become full-fledged members if they meet the eligibility requirements by the end of the semester. If you participate we can backtrack your membership, so you will get acknowledgement for everything you do.

Graduate students must:

  1. Be enrolled in a psychology (or psychology-related) graduate program
  2. Have completed at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent of graduate level coursework
  3. Have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all graduate courses, including psychology
  4. Meet the graduate program’s academic requirements (e.g., if specific courses require an A or B, students must meet those requirements even if their cumulative GPA is above 3.0).

2016-2017 Officers


Fiona Brody

Info coming soon.

Acting President, Secretary
Maggie Burke

I'm a sophomore majoring in recreational therapy and psychology with a minor in music. I volunteer with UFit, a recreational therapy program run by the U for children with intellectual disabilities, and I teach elementary school band. In my spare time, I play clarinet, and I love rock climbing and hiking! I hope that Psi Chi will be as fun and rewarding for you as it has been for me, and I'll do my best to make it so.

Vice President
Jamie Samuelson

I am a non-traditional transfer student from Salt Lake Community College working on my third semester here at the University of Utah. I currently plan to complete my bachelors in psychology during the summer of 2017 with a minor in anthropology. After completing my bachelors I plan to continue my education working towards a masters in social work. I am very passionate about homeless and veteran populations and hope to one day be able to utilize my education to better serve these at-risk populations. In addition to being an officer in Psi Chi I also Chair the Psychology Student Advisory Committee (PSAC) and I volunteer with NAMI, working with the children’s mental health courts.

Jen Hines

I am a junior double majoring in Psychology and Health Promotion & Education. I hope to continue my education after earning my undergraduate degrees by going to graduate school and earning a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology. I would like to eventually work in a hospital setting and help patients with chronic diseases manage their conditions and have a better quality of life. I am hoping to become a research assistant in a lab here at the U involving Clinical Psychology, and I have been volunteering at an animal shelter every week for about six years. I love psychology and I hope to get more involved through Psi Chi and help members get more involved as well. It's going to be a great year!

Marketing Officer
Josh Henricksen

Josh is a senior in the Psychology program. In addition to Psi Chi, he is a member of the Upsilon Upsilon (UU) chapter of the ASL Honors Society. Besides studying, Josh works in the University College, is very physically active teaching a Zumba Fitness class three times a week both on campus as well as in a near-by gym. Outside of work and school, Josh volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House and helps to run a social dance group called PULSE. He also enjoys reading good books, singing, dancing, and long walks on the beach.

Mckayli Abbe

Info coming soon.

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