Our mission is to recognize and promote excellence
in the science and application of psychology


Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be 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.

We are in the process of applying to start a Columbia Psi Chi chapter. Read below and find out why you should definitely become a member!




  1. You will receive international recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor that can be noted on employment applications, vitaes, or resumés.
  2. Over $400,000 are available annually in awards and grants (including travel grants!) for undergraduates, graduates, faculty advisors, and chapters.
  3. Psi Chi's Career Center features thousands of psych-related job openings. As a member, you can upload your resumé or create automatic Job Alerts to learn when opportunities appear that match your unique career interests and location.
  4. All members receive free access to three great publications. View the latest issues here.
  5.  Involvement with a chapter promotes leadership - you can gain leadership experiences that last a lifetime. For example, consider running for a chapter officer position.
  6. Local, regional, national, and international psychology conventions allow you to gain research presentation experiences; receive certificates recognizing your accomplishments at regional and national conventions; attend educational programming about psychology, education, and career opportunities; meet leading psychologists, students, and officers from other chapters; and learn from our distinguished lecturers and speak with them in person during a conversation hour after their lectures.
  7. Psi Chi’s online store allows you to purchase graduation regalia, apparel, jewelry, chapter supplies, and more to display your Psi Chi pride!
  8. All Psi Chi memberships are for life! In fact, your one-time membership fee grants you a personal login account to help you stay connected to the organization and your specific chapter, even after you graduate.
  9. Social media platforms provide limitless networking opportunities through Psi Chi’s membership-exclusive
    LinkedIn group, and public Facebook and Twitter pages.
  10. The U.S. government accepts membership as one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level for numerous professional and technical occupations.


Joining Psi Chi is an important step in advancing your future. 
All of the aforementioned membership benefits were designed to specifically enhance your psychological career. Together, Psi Chi members are proud of all that their Society has accomplished, and they look forward to continuing to unite with people just like you who are dedicated to improving people’s lives and furthering the field of psychology. Join us TODAY to become a part of the largest student psychological organization in the world!