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PSI CHI DIGEST #324 | August 7, 2018
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We hope you apply for a Model Chapter Award (MCA).

Why participate? The MCA recognizes 50 outstanding chapters with $100 awards and official certificates. MCAs look great on officer and advisors' CVs and resumés, plus chapters that receive an MCA will be eligible to apply for one of six $500 Regional Chapter Awards next year. Receiving an MCA fulfills an eligibility criteria for the Denmark and Regional Faculty Advisor Awards too.

The MCA was recently streamlined to include just nine easy objectives for your chapter leadership team to perform throughout the year. In the coming months, we're going to guide you through each step, starting today:

Step 1—Begin With a Plan
Utilize teamwork within your chapter by creating and accomplishing specific, attainable goals for the year ahead. Here's a chapter goals worksheet that your officer team can download. Please fill it out during your first meeting of the academic year and then be one of the first to share your chapter's goals online. These three articles provide additional advice:

Step 2—Register Your Officers Online
Advisors, if you haven't already, visit to update your current officer roster and faculty advisor contact information. Officers who are registered will receive e-mails about their unique responsibilities and access to the Officer Admin webpage.

Need help updating your officers? Here's a brand-new tutorial video.

Completion of all nine MCA objectives are due May 15. We hope you will make earning the MCA one of your goals this year!


Incredible Bulk Orders Available!
To make orders easier for you and your chapter, receive up to 50 percent off bulk purchases! This deal is eligible for chapter supplies, accessories, and apparel. For every 10 items bought, receive 10 percent off up to 50 percent. Discount applied automatically at checkout. Deal ends August 31.


Attending a Multicultural Convention?

If you are attending the Asian American Psychological Association, National Latinx Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, Society of Indian Psychologists, or other specific multicultural conventions, please let us know! We are looking for Psi Chi members who can help us strengthen ties with these organizations. Please contact

Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research is actively seeking abstracts for empirical research examining diversity and inclusion in classrooms, educational materials, and technology. Abstracts are due September 15. View the full call for abstracts. Other journal submissions are welcome year round.


Western Psychological Association Executive Officer
WPA is seeking an individual with a background in psychology to serve as Executive Officer. The position involves performing the day-to-day functions, coordinating the annual convention, serving as editor of the newsletter, and overseeing the website. Apply online. 


Meet Three of Our 2017–18 Model Chapters

"Our chapter is dedicated to community service work, and this award can help inspire our members to volunteer more and keep up our good standing within both the local and Psi Chi communities."
Slippery Rock University Chapter (PA)

"This award is a very meaningful affirmation to us as a chapter and department. It helps to fund some of our chapter activities, for which we are also grateful."
Eastern University (PA)

"It is gratifying for the effort, ingenuity, and service of the student officers to be recognized, and it sets a high standard and a clear goal that will motivate the incoming officers."
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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