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Psi Chi Honor Society

Membership Benefits

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society for Psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is an earned honor which is for life. A permanent record of your membership is preserved at the Psi Chi National Office and may be used for reference purposes such as applications for graduate school and jobs. 

Psi Chi inductees are eligible to order and wear the Psi Chi honor cord at graduation. Copies of Psi Chi’s magazine, Eye on Psi Chi, are available on the national Psi Chi webpage. Psi Chi members are eligible to present research papers/posters at Psi Chi pro­grams held at national and regional conventions. In addition, members may participate in Psi Chi’s undergraduate and graduate research award competitions, and undergraduate members may submit their research for publication in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. The names of new members and activities of chapters are published in Eye on Psi Chi.

Application Process

The Liberty Psi Chi chapter inducts new members in the spring.  Applications for the spring induction should be submitted by 4 p.m. on the last Friday in February. All students will receive an invitation via email with two applications, one to be filled out online through the National Psi Chi website, and a Liberty application to be brought or mailed to the Department of Psychology with a fee of $65. Those who are eligible to apply for membership should fill out and submit both applications.

To be eligible to join the Liberty chapter of Psi Chi, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Registration for major or minor standing in Psychology
  • Completion of at least 36 hours of college courses (this can include transfer courses)
  • Completion of at least 9 hours of Liberty Psychology courses with a PSYC prefix, excluding PSYC 101, PSYC 150, and PSYC 210
  • GPA of at least 3.5 in Liberty Psychology courses with a PSYC prefix, excluding PSYC 101, PSYC 150, and PSYC 210
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.5
  • Check for $65 that covers the lifetime Psi Chi national membership fee and Liberty's one-time dues (there are no additional annual dues)
  • Applications must be submitted at least 2 months prior to student's graduation date

You may email the current Psi Chi officers at for additional information, or if you are eligible but did not receive an email invitation.