Lisa Norman is the Associate Director of
Membership Services at the Psi Chi Central Office and has
provided answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about membership.
How do I become a
member of Psi Chi?
If your school has a
chapter, you may apply HERE. You are also welcome to view our Eligibility Requirements and Membership Benefits.
If your school does not have a chapter and you are
interested in starting one, we offer guidelines to help you start the process with a faculty member.
I cannot attend my induction
ceremony. Can you send my certificate directly to my home?
We can only send registration materials such as your certificate to faculty advisors at the chapter address.
If you cannot attend your induction ceremony, please make arrangements with
your faculty advisor to receive your registration materials.
Can I transfer my
membership if I change schools?
Yes, existing members can transfer to another chapter with
the approval of the Psi Chi faculty advisor at the new school. To complete this process, the advisor must log in and visit their Faculty Advisor Admin page to select the appropriate action under "Existing Member Updates."
I moved/got married/graduated/got
a new e-mail address. How do I update my information?
Simply log in and update your profile on your Member Admin page.
I’m an alumnus. Can I
reactivate my membership?
Membership in Psi Chi is for life, so there is no need to
reactivate it. If you are interested in becoming involved, you may want to
- log in to our website and update your information in our database (please call the Membership Department at 423-771-9971 if the e-mail address you registered with is no longer valid),
- locate the chapter nearest you and ask to be
informed of upcoming events,
- log in and subscribe to Psi Chi e-mail announcements on your Member Admin page, and
- visit our Alumni webpage for further advice.
Can I be a member if
I’ve already graduated?
Because Psi Chi is an honor society, admission is based on
scholastic achievement. Therefore, in most instances, the answer is no. Here are two exceptions:
- You can join if you are a faculty member teaching psychology at a university with a Psi Chi chapter and you hold a doctoral or master's degree in psychology or a closely related field.
- Other alumni can only join if the Psi Chi chapter at their institution was created after they graduated and if their final transcript matches the current chapter requirements to join.
To be a candidate for President-Elect, a nominee must have served as a Board member for at least 2 years within the last 10 years. Generally speaking, excellent faculty advisors make outstanding Regional Vice-Presidents. Candidates must be agree to serve before nominated.
Each chapter gets one vote. Chapters are encouraged to hold meetings and review
Ballots are submitted electronically. To access your chapter’s ballot, you must login as a chapter administrator. Then click "Admin” from the menu at the top of the page. Choose "Chapter” from the drop down menu that appears. Information about voting is at the bottom of the page.