Department of Psychology, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)
Rogers State University students pursuing a degree in Community Counseling, the Social and Behavioral Science degree with an option in Psychology, or a minor in Psychology have the opportunity to be members of the baccalaureate honor society.
The RSU chapter of Psi Chi brings students of psychology together in a forum that benefits the student, the institution, and the community. Psi Chi is a national organization that promotes excellence and service in the field of psychology.
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Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).
Psi Chi serves two major goals:
In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs. Psi Chi functions as a federation of chapters located at 1,000 senior colleges and universities in the USA.
The RSU chapter reflects the national organization's policies and values, while meeting the needs of our members and the community in which we study and work. While the RSU chapter provides information on topics of interest to all students at RSU, Psi Chi is most valuable to the psychology student that is looking to enhance and further their education. The RSU chapter encourages members to submit research for peer review and make presentations at local, regional and national conventions. As part of our goal to be designated a model chapter each year, members may submit a research paper to one of many Psi Chi- sponsored contests.
Psi Chi also provides a service function to the community. Each year at least one service project is discussed and action toward improving the quality of life for a segment of the population is implemented. Community outreach, service to those in need, and public education are examples of ways Psi Chi looks to positively impact the lives of our fellow citizens.
Psi Chi is not all work and academics. Fellowship and fraternity built as part of membership in our society provide an important network of future colleagues and references that help with internships and possible employment when the member looks to move from academia into applied psychology. It is the mission of the Roger State University Chapter of Psi Chi, that while you help build the society, the society will help build you.