Western Illinois University's Psi Chi Chapter!
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society for Psychology
Psi Chi is the national honor
society for psychology students. Founded in 1929, its purpose is to
encourage, stimulate, maintain excellence in scholarship, and advance the
science of psychology. It functions as a federation of chapters and is
located at more than 900 colleges and universities in the United States.
The WIU chapter of Psi Chi was founded in 1969.
Our chapter holds biweekly
meetings featuring guest speakers and other informational sessions of
interest to psychology majors. Our meetings focus on both career topics
(e.g., creating resumes, the life of a clinical psychologist, getting a job
after graduation) and academic topics (e.g., getting into graduate school,
handling stress). We also publish a monthly newsletter, provide tutoring
for other psychology students, volunteer in the community, and host social
events with department faculty. Each semester we co-sponsor with the
Psychology Department a Student Research Forum, which is a poster session
where student researchers showcase their research projects. Each spring
many Psi Chi members attend professional conferences, such as the ILLOWA
Undergraduate Research Conference and the Midwestern Psychological
We welcome all interested students
to come to our meetings and get involved in these extremely valuable
Last updated 5/24/06 by Amy Dunton, Psi Chi Web Manager