Share this 12-minute video during your next online or in-person induction ceremony! Contents include an introduction to Psi Chi (0:00), an informal ritual initiating new members and officers (2:48),
the Platonic Myth (6:42), and membership benefits (9:13). You can also pause the video at 5:48 and 6:27 to read the names of your chapter's newest members
and officers, respectively.
Induction Ceremony Rituals
Formal Rituals A six-page ritual that describes the purpose of the Organization and officiates the acceptance
of new members and officers to a chapter.
Yes, your chapter may host its ceremony online—schools have been doing this for years! Use a free or affordable videoconference platform (e.g., Zoom) or one provided by your university that students will be familiar with. Here
are other tips:
Include access instructions (e.g., a link) in any invitations that you send out.
Create a PowerPoint slideshow to share photos of new inductees, new officers, invited speakers, and/or recent chapter activities.
Practice your ceremony in advance with a few officers and/or invited speakers in order to work out any bugs or technology limitations.
At the beginning of the ceremony, encourage attendees to comment/chat if they have any questions or comments. For large ceremonies, you may wish to assign a specific officer to oversee all comments during the ceremony.
Consider recording the ceremony so that you can share it later on social media for any new inductees who couldn’t attend live.
“Every Psi Chi chapter should induct new members at least once a year. Although attending a formal induction ceremony is no longer required for membership, a chapter’s induction ceremony says a lot about the chapter’s structure