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Eye on Psi Chi: Spring 2019

Eye on Psi Chi

Spring 2019 | Volume 23 | Issue 3


Answers to Your Questions About the Psi Chi Chapter Challenge

Cynthia Wilson,
Psi Chi Central Office

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What do you think when you hear the word fundraising? Do you picture someone with a handout? Or perhaps you envision someone in need? What about working toward growing an organization to which you have committed yourself?

Have you ever thought of fundraising yourself? Simply put, people who fundraise are leaders. So, Psi Chi’s Chapter Challenge 2019 is the perfect opportunity for you to take on a leadership role in your local chapter. But you might be asking yourself some questions: namely—WHY, WHO, and HOW?

Let’s start with the WHY. This year, Psi Chi is celebrating its 89th anniversary. Throughout those 89 years, Psi Chi has grown tremendously. We are now able to offer over $400,000 each year in awards, grants, and scholarships to student and faculty members. There is also the Psi Chi Membership Assistance Fund that provides free memberships to students who could not otherwise afford to join. And there is so much more Psi Chi wants to do for its members. We also want to provide opportunity and recognition to all our alumni members. It is our wish that a Psi Chi membership is valuable to you throughout your education and career. Therefore, that’s a large part of the why Psi Chi is now a fundraising organization.

So WHY should your local chapter take part in the Psi Chi Chapter Challenge 2019? The Chapter Challenge is designed for your chapter to fundraiser as a team. Each team will be able to create a unique fundraising webpage that can very easily be shared with friends and family by social media and/or email. The dollars raised will benefit all Psi Chi member programs that benefit members worldwide and will ultimately help build the sustainability of Psi Chi overall. Psi Chi will also, in the philanthropic spirit, give back 10% of the total your chapter raises as part of the Chapter Challenge. That 10% can be used toward your next chapter activity.

So WHO is the ideal candidate(s) to take part in the Chapter Challenge? The answer is officers or any member who wants to take on a leadership role within your local chapter. Do you want to grow your chapter? Do you want to motivate others to work as a team? Do you want to help create positive opportunities for both your local chapter and your favorite honor society? Then you are ideal to take part in the Chapter Challenge!

We have come to the HOW: If you took part in last year’s, inaugural Chapter Challenge, we listened to your feedback and have made this year’s second annual Chapter Challenge even easier and much more fun! By visiting, you find out exactly how you can get involved.

If you choose to take the Chapter Challenge, you can share with your friends and family why you chose to become a Psi Chi member, what that means to you, and how they can support you and all Psi Chi members worldwide at the same time.

Asking your friends and family to make donations will benefit not only all Psi Chi member programs but your local chapter as well. That’s a win-win! In addition, we want to get to know your chapter better. So visit and learn the three simple steps you can take right now to benefit your choice to become a Psi Chi member. And remember, the Psi Chi Central Office is here to help you at all steps along the way.

At Psi Chi, we believe in giving back: whether that’s financial support via donations, taking on a mentoring role, or paying it forward to your fellow Psi Chi members. Please join us in our efforts to Give Back. Psi Chi is a very special organization because of you. We strive to create opportunities for members to take on leadership roles and have fun in the process. So, WHY, WHO, and HOW? The answer is you taking on the Chapter Challenge, today!


January 14–March 31, 2019
(details you need to get started)


Cynthia Wilson
Director of Membership & Development
(423) 602-9125

Copyright 2019 (Vol. 23, Iss. 3) Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi Central Office
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