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Psi Chi has chartered more than 1,130 chapters at colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Ireland, New Zealand, Egypt, Guatemala, and Russia. Learn what you can do to start a chapter at your school. The requirements for the university, departments, students, and alumni are listed below.
The faculty member who agrees to serve as the chapter’s faculty advisor is responsible for filling out the application and handling all aspects of the submission process. If you are a student, you should discuss your interest in starting a Psi Chi chapter at your school with the chair of the Psychology Department. The faculty members in your department will need to determine if your school meets the minimum requirements for a charter and if they are willing to support a Psi Chi chapter there. The appointed faculty advisor can begin the process here.
The Psi Chi Board of Directors reserves the right to review the academic mission and character of the institution submitting an application for a Psi Chi charter.
Every United States Psi Chi chapter is required by law to have an EIN (tax ID number) from the IRS. The Central Office will apply for that number on your chapter’s behalf once your chapter is approved. If your school will not allow your chapter to have a separate EIN, please contact Associate Director of Membership Services Lisa Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org..
1 Countries with medium or low incomes may be prorated at 80 or 60 percent.
2 To keep membership dues affordable, chapters may choose to add an additional chapter fee of no more than $27.50.
3 If the top 35% cutoffs are not available, a minimum 3.3 GPA rule may be used as long as the selected cutoff truly represents excellence among peers.