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PSI CHI DIGEST #338 | February 5, 2019
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New Transfer Student Eligibility Requirements

In January, the Psi Chi Board of Directors voted to update Membership Requirements in order to make it simpler for Transfer Students to join Psi Chi. These changes are effective March 5, 2019 but chapters may implement them immediately. Here's what you should know.

  • (NEW) If your Institution transfers both credits and grades:
    Transfer Students who are enrolled at your Institution and meet the other minimum undergraduate requirements may now count all transferred courses and grades toward eligibility to join Psi Chi.
  • If your Institution transfers credits, but not grades:
    Because Transfer Students enrolled at your Institution begin with a 0.0 GPA, they must establish both cumulative and psychology GPAs at your Institution and meet the other minimum undergraduate requirements before joining Psi Chi.

At your next chapter meeting, please present and vote on Psi Chi's newly revised Chapter Bylaws Template no later than March 5. This template reflects the update for Transfer Student eligibility, options for adopting more stringent academic criteria, and other minor wording changes aimed at clarifying the minimum requirements to join Psi Chi.

You can also see the latest membership requirements anytime on the Psi Chi website. Thank you for your service to Psi Chi and your students!


Make Your Chapter's Vote Count!
Review our upcoming Board of Directors candidates with your students and place your chapter's vote. Voting closes March 15. And remember: Participating in Society elections meets one of the nine easy requirements to apply for one of fifty $100 Model Chapter Awards.

Help Your Students Save on Convention Hotel Costs
You can now communicate with other advisors to pair students trying to save on convention hotel costs via our new webpage. Only chapter advisors can enter student requests for a roommate, view the requests, and contact another student's advisor. Log in as chapter administrator and under Advisor Resources, click on the Convention Roommate Finder icon.

New Psi Chi Webinar!
Get a NICE Introduction to the CROWD

Join us for an introduction to a crowdsourcing project (CROWD) led by Psi Chi's Network for International Collaborative Exchange (NICE). This NICE webinar will serve as a guide for participating in CROWD, with a focus on using the Open Science Framework (OSF). A Q&A will be hosted after the webinar. Register early as we are limited to 100 participants!

Date: February 11, 2019 at 1–2 p.m. EST
Register Now (registration closes at Feb 10 at 11:59 p.m.)

Get Ready, Get Set, Go for the Chapter Challenge
It's time to select a student team captain for the Chapter Challenge. Once your team captain creates a chapter fundraiser page, we will email that person with additional guidance. This year's Challenge takes place from now until March 31.

Inform Your Students About Yahoo Email Change
Due to new Yahoo restrictions, Yahoo email users will not likely receive email notifications from Psi Chi. Please ask prospective members to utilize another email if possible when submitting membership applications.



Fall Drive Helps Increase Diversity Among Members
In our latest blog post, we are proud to announce the six winning chapters of Psi Chi's Diversity Matters Fall Membership Drive. Also included is a special statement by Psi Chi President Dr. Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez to all participants in the drive.


Strengthening Education in Psychological Science
We need your input! APA's new Introductory Psychology Initiative will provide recommendations for teaching the course, training teachers, and assessing student learning. Take the APA IPI Census (10–15 minutes to complete).

Dataset for Creating Registered Report Proposals
The Implicit Cognition Lab is making a massive dataset available. N ~ 200,000 completed various measures of attitudes (implicit and explicit), identities, and individual differences. Learn more about the dataset, how to access it, and where to submit reports at

UDLAP Visiting Faculty: Call for Applications
Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico is seeking applications for Visiting Faculty, for any academic term (Spring, Summer, or Fall), at undergraduate and graduate level. Please send all questions and applications to or

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