Psychology Student Activities
Membership is open to all students enrolled in the University. Psychology majors are automatically members and may participate in all activities sponsored by the club. Activities may include field trips to hospitals or professional meetings, presentations by guest speaker, films on relevant topics and social events including dinners, picnics and coffee hours.
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society for Psychology students. Only students majoring or minoring in psychology are eligible for membership, and each applicant must meet high standards of scholastic excellence. Psi Chi members participate in an official induction ceremony and are recipients of Psi Chi National Publications. Activities of Psi Chi have included tutoring services, field trips, conferences, and the scheduling of guest speakers.
Each year psychology majors elect one student representative to represent students at psychology department meetings. These students serve as liaisons between faculty and students. Students interested in initiating changes in the curriculum or other departmental matters should use this representative to express their view point to the department. A mailbox for the student correspondence is provided in the Psychology Department mailroom. The name of the current student representative is posted on the departmental bulletin board.
Participation at Professional Meetings
During the year, the psychology department posts announcements concerning professional meetings and conferences that would be of interest to the undergraduate psychology student. Students have an opportunity to attend these meetings, and in some instances, can present papers detailing their own research and ideas. The department encourages its students to participate in such activities.