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Here are three sample submissions where fictional chapters completed one, two, and three Activity Topics, respectively. To learn more, view our Chapter Activities Submission Guidelines.

University of Excellence
[example of one Activity Topic]
INDUCTION CEREMONY:
All Psi Chi members, their families, and friends of Psi Chi were invited via e-mail and invitation handouts to attend the chapter’s formal induction ceremony in April. First-year students were also invited to attend so that they might develop an interest in joining Psi Chi next year. Edward Johnson (president) handled the scheduling of the room and sought out Dr. Úrsula Rodriguéz, the night's invited speaker who described the positive effect of embracing diversity. Officers took turns reading Psi Chi’s Formal Induction Ceremony Ritual and a list of membership benefits to ensure that the 75 attendees would be aware of Psi Chi’s awards and grants, publications, and educational resources. Eleven new members were inducted.

Super University [example of two Activity Topics]
RECRUITMENT: The chapter handed out flyers all over the psychology building to make sure that students would know to visit Psi Chi’s booth at the university’s primary organization recruitment event. At the event, officers enacted their 2-minute Shakespeare-themed play, “Wherefore Art Thou Romeo,” about a psychology student looking for an organization where she could make a difference in her community. This helped to attract a crowd before the officers introduced the chapter and described its purpose in the community. Members also networked with other organizations such as the Student Government Association.
CONVENTION/CONFERENCE: Five nearby universities and colleges were represented at the fifth annual Super Psychology Conference. Phillip Erickson (president) and Allison Jackson both won best research poster awards for their presentations on forensics psychology and industrial/organizational psychology, respectively. The event provided a perfect opportunity for students to practice their presentation skills, and all undergraduate presenters were given a certificate to reward them for all their hard work. The event was open to the public so that approximately 200 individuals were able to learn and communicate with each other. Plans for next year’s conference are already underway.

Sunshine College [example of three Activity Topics]
FUND-RAISING:
Every Wednesday, officers set up a table in the psychology study lab to sell pizza and drinks in order to raise money for Psi Chi’s “Steps to the Future” scholarship drive. The idea to raise money for this cause was proposed by Jennifer Porter (treasurer) who wanted to find a way to help psychology students receive the education they deserve despite rising tuition costs. While raising money, members also helped lend their psychology expertise to underclass students seeking help. The chapter earned $300 by the end of the semester.
MEETING/SPEAKER EVENT:
Dr. Anita Williamson spoke to nearly 100 people in October about the psychological impact of cleanliness. Her talk highlighted the positive effects that a clean and organized environment can have on individuals and encouraged next year’s officers to conduct multiple community service activities focused on cleaning up the university and community. Many students attended in order to receive extra credit in their psychology courses and learn more outside of the classroom.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Rainy weather did not stop the chapter from cleaning up litter in a park near campus. Officers organized the event and collected six gigantic bags of garbage, plus a sofa cushion, and a tractor tire! The participants had so much fun that, after the event, everyone was invited to go wash up and then meet at the home of Dr. Megan Challenger (advisor) for a small end-of-semester party.


     

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