Psi Chi

PSI CHI International Honor Society in Psychology


Founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

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).

Membership in Psi Chi is an honor which is for life. Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Benefits of membership include being a part of the oldest Psychology Honorary group in the country; becoming a part of an active group here at Hunter; as well as eligibility for scholarships, grants and national convention opportunities open only to Psi Chi members. A permanent record of your membership is preserved at the Psi Chi National Office and may be used for reference purposed such as applications for graduate school, scholarships, and employment For more information, see the Psi Chi website at

Psi Chi members proudly assist in putting together the renowned Hunter Psychology Convention.

For more information about the Hunter College chapter of Psi Chi, please e-mail

Membership in PSI CHI

Note that there are two application periods for the Hunter Chapter of Psi Chi, Fall semester and Spring semester. Check the website and Facebook for when the application opens and closes.

Please be sure to note the Hunter Psi Chi Chapter’s application requirements before submitting your application. If you have not yet met the requirements, you are welcome to apply in a later semester as long as you are still a student at Hunter.


  • Must be a Psychology major
  • Must have completed a minimum of 9 credits in Psych courses at the 200-level or above taken at Hunter College
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all psychology courses taken at Hunter College
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at Hunter College

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