Welcome to Psi Chi

at The University of Utah

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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. Membership is accepted by the United State's government as one of the requirements for entrance into GS-7 level positions.
  3. Access to over $400,000 worth of awards and grants.
  4. Opportunities for: leadership, friendship, enhanced education, mentoring, and community service.
  5. Research, presentation, and networking opportunities 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, some academic requirements must be met.

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 at least 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 receive acknowledgment 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).

Research Spotlight

Anu Asnaani, Ph.d.
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Dr. Asnaani is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department. She is currently developing the Treatment Mechanisms, Community Empowerment, & Technology Innovations (TCT) Lab. The TCT lab aims to build a better understanding of the mechanisms that maintain and underlie meaningful change in fear-based symptoms (anxiety disorders, OCD and PTSD). Improve outcomes that matter to a wider diversity of individuals in an effort to empower our communities and reduce ongoing health disparities. Leverage latest technological and other innovations in order to expand the scope and access to evidence-based interventions on a local and global scale. Dr. Anu led Psi Chi’s fall 2019 research day. Contact Utah Psi Chi if you had any additional questions about applying to work in her lab.

2020-2021 Officers

2020-2021 Officer Bios


Selena Wirthlin

Hi everyone, my name is Selena Wirthlin and I will be serving as President of Psi Chi for the 2020-2021 academic year. I was born and raised in Florida and transferred to the U in 2017 from the University of Central Florida. I am currently a senior, dual majoring in Kinesiology and Psychology while following a pre-medical track. Afterwards finishing my undergraduate education, I plan on attending medical school to continue on my journey of becoming a physician. I have been a member of Psi Chi since 2019 and served as Program Coordinator prior to becoming President. As a transfer student who is primarily involved in the physical sciences on campus, Psi Chi has given me the opportunity to branch out and collaborate with peers and build relationships with faculty in the psychology department. Throughout my undergraduate career I have gained an immense appreciation for research. I began as a Lab Aide two years ago as a UROP awardee in the MarcLab of Connectomics at the Moran Eye Center and am currently finishing my third UROP semester as a recipient of the Chevron Scholarship. My project revolves around comparative anatomy and physiology of mouse and rabbit retina, specifically investigating the implications that arise in morphology and connectivity of a certain retinal cell, the Aii Amacrine cell, as a result of the structural differences in retina between species. This project has enabled me to attend and present my research at two conferences, one international and one local, and become first author on the associated abstracts/posters. Outside of academics, I enjoy spending my free time volunteering at the Maliheh Free Clinic as a medication assistant/patient tech, volunteering in the UFIT program here at the U, spending time with my husband and dog, and of course bingeing New Girl on Netflix.

Vice President
Katy Hunt

I am a non-traditional student completing a second degree from the University of Utah. I originally received a BS in Anthropology and an undergraduate certificate in Geographic Information Science from The U, and in May 2021, I will graduate with a BS in Psychology. I am currently a research assistant in the Child Adaptation and Neurodevelopment Lab working with Drs. Conradt, Crowell, and Raby. I am applying to clinical psychology Ph.D. programs this fall and I plan to study emotional dysregulation and self-harm.

Angela Pham

Hey hey everybody! My name is Angela and I’m your new secretary for the 2020-2019 school year! I’m currently a junior majoring in psychology and gender studies and minoring in ethnic studies. I’m also a research assistant in Anu Asnaani’s TCT lab and Lisa Diamond’s lab. My research interest primarily lies in looking at improved treatment mechanisms in mental health for ethnic and sexual minorities. In my free time, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Wizard101 and Animal Crossing recently!

Rachel Cole

My name is Rachel; I am a Junior here at the University of Utah! I was born and raised in Utah. I am a lover of the mountains and all things outdoors. From 2017-2019 I lived in Sweden and was able to learn Swedish, that was definitely one of the coolest experiences in my life. I am so excited to be a part of Psi Chi and get to know so many new people, I am looking forward to a great year!

Zac Carbone

I am a non-traditional junior seeking my second bachelor’s degree. Psychology is my current major with a specific interest in identity development, personality disorders, research techniques, and positive psychology. I am new to the U as of May 2020, and have a prior degree in Aerospace Engineering. In the five years that followed my previous degree, I worked for an automotive supplier in quality management and managed operations of two company divisions, receiving a lean six sigma black belt certification in statistical process control. My work experience compelled me to return to school to pursue a field that I am more passionate about and allows me to more directly help others. I am excited to get more involved in my short time at the U and try to integrate some of my past experiences with new learnings in order to pursue my long-term academic goal of pursuing a PhD level education in order to discover and disseminate tools that can be used to provide more happiness in our lives.

Marketing Officer
Rylee Johnson

Hi guys, I'm Rylee. I usually go by Ry. I am finishing up my last year here at the U in Criminology and Psychology. I studied abroad in Greece in Fall 2019 and I love to travel. I currently work with children with autism, providing ABA treatment as well as in an academic setting. In the future I plan on continuing to work with kids. I enjoy reading and drawing in my free time!

Program Coordinator
Scott Udall

Scott Ryan Udall is a public servant, educator, and psychology student. He writes about and runs workshops on ludology, healthy risk taking, and post-Jungian psychology. Having previously designed and implemented a highly successful personal development program for youth, his current focus is on developing techniques for an empirical approach to wellness and autology in adults. Outside of work and academia his interests lie in exploring the corners of the world with his fiancee and creating collaborative stories with his friends. You can read more about his work on his blog, starboycrusher.com, and on Twitter @GordianScott.

Membership Coordinator
Mason Bancroft

Mason Bancroft is a first-generation, transfer student majoring in psychology. After his time at the U, he plans on attending graduate school and obtaining a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Mason joined Psi Chi in order to better develop himself professionally and to expand his network with likeminded people. He believes that "one of the keys to success, especially in college, is getting involved with what you love". In his free time, he enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends, and throwing out some dad jokes every now and then. Mason is now excited to start a new journey as the Membership Coordinator in Psi Chi.

Evan Rodgers

My name is Evan Rodgers, I was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah. I am a senior at the University of Utah working towards a degree in Psychology with a Quantitative Analysis Certificate and minors in Chemistry and Religious Studies. I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of Psychology related areas, including residential treatment, campus health psychology labs, and The Children's Center in Salt Lake. I am passionate about helping learn and apply the principles of psychology.

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