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Psi Chi

The International Honor Society in Psychology

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Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate psychology students who meet the minimum qualifications.

Psi Chi provides academic recognition to its inductees, and stimulates professional growth through special programs and fellowships. National and regional conventions are held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations and research competitions.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. The organization functions as a federation of chapters located at more than 1,000 senior colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and has a national office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A National Council, composed of psychologists and Psi Chi members elected by the chapters, guides the affairs of the organization and sets policy with the approval of the chapters. Psi Chi's sister society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.


Membership Requirements:

Now accepting applications for membership. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 and completed at least 9 units of graduate courses. Existing members can transfer membership to the GSEP chapter.


New Member: To apply for Psi Chi's Pepperdine, West Los Angeles chapter as a new member, you can apply by filling out New Member application .

Please make sure when filling out this application, that at the top of the application, under the drop down menu for "Local Chapter," you select Pepperdine University, West Los Angeles.

NOTE: We cannot process your Psi Chi application if the correct chapter is not selected.

Transfer Member: Please contact psytrain@pepperdine.edu for instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot process your application if we have not received a valid check for the correct membership fee. Please refer to the fees below.

Membership Fees:

New member: $65.00 (This fee covers the National registration fee, as well as the Pepperdine Chapter fee, for a lifetime membership, with no monthly dues.)

Transfer member: $20.00 (This fee covers the Pepperdine Chapter fee and a new certificate) Note: If you do not wish to receive a new certificate and just want to transfer your membership, you may submit a check for $10.00.


To make a payment, please contact psytrain@pepperdine.edu for information about our online payment submission. Cash and checks are no longer being accepted for payment. 

If you have any further questions, please contact psytrain@pepperdine.edu.

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. David Levy
Email: psytrain@pepperdine.edu