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School of Psychology

Psi Chi Honor Society

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, is an honor society open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. With over 1100 chapters around the world, Psi Chi Honor Society has grown since its founding in 1929 to become the largest honor society associated with a major field of study. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Psi Chi membership serves two major goals: (1) Provide academic recognition to its inductees, and (2) offer a climate congenial to members' creative development. Florida Tech established their Psi Chi honor society chapter in July of 1981 and has a membership of well over 300 to date. All Florida Tech students, undergraduate and graduate, on-campus or online, who choose a major or a minor in Psychology and meet the minimum qualifications are eligible to join Florida Tech’s Psi Chi honor society chapter. All chapters are operated by student officers and faculty advisors. Together they select and induct the members and carry out the honor society’s goals. There are many benefits to membership in Florida Tech’s Psi Chi honor society, including fellowship with members from around the word, and access to publications, grants, and awards. Membership in the Psi Chi honor society is a significant way for Psychology students to distinguish themselves among their peers, colleagues, and academic community.

Eligibility for undergraduate membership is based on the following:

  1. Must be enrolled as a student at FIT
  2. Must have established a GPA at FIT (not incoming transfer)
  3. Must be at least a second-semester sophomore
  4. Must be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature that is equivalent to a psychology major
  5. Must have completed at least 9 semester hours of psychology courses
  6. Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2
  7. Must have a psychology GPA of at least 3.2
  8. Must rank in the top 35% of your class

Eligibility for graduate membership is based on the following:

  1. Be accepted into and enrolled in a psychology or closely related graduate program
  2. Have completed at least 9 semester credit hours of graduate psychology courses in that program
  3. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in all graduate courses including psychology courses
  4. Meet their graduate program's requirements (e.g., if specific courses require an A or B, students must meet those requirements even if their cumulative GPA is above 3.0)