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Top Recruiting Chapters of Fiscal Year 2018

Posted By Psi Chi Central Office, Monday, October 29, 2018
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2018


Congratulations Are in Order!

We are excited to announce the top 10 chapters to grow by percentage during the 2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018). Advisors and officers at each of the campuses listed below have accomplished a truly exceptional task. We at the Psi Chi Central Office cannot thank these individuals enough for their hard work and dedication to support our Professional Organization. We sincerely appreciate your continued trust in Psi Chi to recognize and promote the latest generation of future psychologists!

Top 10 Chapters to Induct a Higher Percentage of Members
in FY2018 Over FY2017
Chapter Name New Members FY2017 New Members FY2018 Total % Growth
Columbia University  4 96 2,300%
Rockhurst University  1 22 2,100%
Spring Hill College  1 19 1,800%
Coe College  1 16 1,500%
Tarleton State University  2 26 1,200%
University of Detroit Mercy  1 13 1,200%
Queens University of Charlotte  1 13 1,200%
Grand View University  2 25 1,150%
Tuskegee University  1 10 900%
Butler University  1 10 900%
Note. Numbers in all three tables are based on the date that payment was received and processed by the Central Office.

Time and time again, reactivating and/or expanding a Psi Chi chapter has proven to be extremely rewarding endeavor. This holds true for local advisors and officers, the new members welcomed into the Society, and also others in their community who benefit from the chapter’s community service, educational, and fund-raising activities.

Dr. Denise Friedman recently moved to Hampton University and began the process of reactivating the university’s chapter. As she told us, “Psi Chi has supported me and my former students in numerous forms, from providing extensive information on resources about funding, graduate programs, and careers to funding research efforts and conference attendance to covering our chapter activities in Eye on Psi Chi. Reactivating the chapter was never a question of why but rather how soon.”

Other Incredible Recruitment Statistics

Some psychology departments are smaller than others, so we at the Psi Chi Central Office feel that it is important to specially recognize chapter growth by percentage as shown in the chart above. Doing so allows chapters at all schools, big and small, the opportunity for their chapters to be recognized for their successful growth!

However, perhaps you would also like to see the 10 chapters that inducted the highest number of total new members in FY2018 over the previous year!? Here is that data too. And, last of all, we have included a list of the 10 chapters with the highest overall induction numbers during FY2018! The chapters in both lists have achieved truly impressive growth and sustainability! Well done, everyone!

Top 10 Chapters to Induct More Members in FY2018 Over FY2017
Chapter Name New Members FY2017 New Members FY2018 Total # Growth
Grand Canyon University 84 262 178
Columbia University 4 96 92
Arizona State University 60 146 86
Pepperdine University,
West Los Angeles
70 137 67
University of Toronto, Scarborough 0 59 59
Arizona State University West 33 91 58
Vassar College 8 61 53
Adler University 36 86 50
Duke University 0 49 49
Western Washington University 0 43 43
Note. Numbers in all three tables are based on the date that payment was received and processed by the Central Office.


Top 10 Inducting Chapters of FY2018
Chapter Name New Members FY2018
Grand Canyon University 262
Arizona State University 146
Florida International University 146
Florida State University 144
Pepperdine University,
West Los Angeles
Nova Southeastern University 127
University of Connecticut 96
Columbia University 96
Arizona State University West 91
Kean University 88
Note. Numbers in all three tables are based on the date that payment was received and processed by the Central Office.


Will Your Chapter Make These Lists Next Year?

Starting your recruitment drives early in the fall each year is beneficial to all parties. It allows new members to take advantage of their membership benefits throughout the year such as awards and grants, publications opportunities, the career center, etc. And, it empowers your chapter to conduct bigger and better service projects, fund-raisers, cookouts, movie nights, trips to the zoo—you name it!

So, naturally, we at the Central Office want to encourage to make recruitment a priority for October this year. As a special incentive to do so, we are providing these three special updates:

  1. The new Diversity Membership Drive will help you to identify potential members that you chapter might have overlooked. View the PDF.
  2. All new members whose fees are processed by the Central Office before December 31 this fall will receive a free wallet-sized member card in addition to their membership certificate.
  3. The chapter in each region with the highest percentage of new members in fall 2018 over fall 2017 will receive a $50 credit to the Psi Chi Store. (Importantly, this contest is being reviewed by percentage of growth, which means that chapters at every school have a chance to win, not just the really big schools!)

Good luck to you all! Have questions about recruitment strategies or ensuring that all members feel welcome joining your chapter? Feel free to post in the comments below (login required) or contact In the meantime, here are some articles that you may find helpful:

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