Psi Chi: The
National Honor Society in Psychology
Sweet Briar College Chapter
What is Psi Chi?
Psi Chi was founded in
1929 with the purpose of "encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining
excellence" in the science of psychology. Membership is awarded to
graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology
one of their major interests and who meet the qualifications. 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 has grown over the past 71
years into one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the
world with over 975 chapters located at colleges and university campuses
through the U.S.
President: Laura Pierce
Vice President: Erin Dennehy
Secretary: Meg Shortlidge
Treasurer: Charis Lease-Trevathan
President: Megen Blaesing
Vice President: Carlina MugliaAgenda:
How do I become a
Because Psi Chi is a national honor society,
academic standing (not only in psychology but overall as well) is the
most important thing when it comes to membership. The qualifications are
1) Completion of at least 3 semesters of the college
2) Completion of 9 semester hours of psychology.
3) Registration for major or minor in psychology.
4) Undergraduates must rank in the top 35% of their
class or have a cumulative GPA
of 3.00 or higher. A GPA of 3.00 is also a minimum in psychology
5) High standards of personal behavior.
6) Two-thirds affirmative vote of those present at
regular meeting of chapter.
Remember...once a member, always a member!
Psi Chi Minutes
Dr. Cusato, Laura Pierce, Erin Dennehy, Meg Shortlidge, Carlina Muglia,
Megen Blaesing, Jennifer Dick, Charis Lease-Trevathan, Kerri Faust, Michele
1. Decorating the Psychology Lounge was re-addressed. Megen has given
the room dimensions to her dad, who is a designer, and has discussed the
possibilities of matching funds. Our budget is $1000. It was determined
that the Lounge should be equipped with a functional work table and stools,
a couch, a chair, and an end table. Furniture is to have a classic design.
2. Recycling boxes for our ink cartridge collection fundraiser are en
route. Boxes will be placed in Guion, Prothro, Benedict, Fletcher, the
Library, and the ARC.
3. It was re-affirmed that Psi Chi will sponsor a puppy at the local humane
shelter. Members will be required to donate $3 each.
4. Big Sister Night is scheduled for March 27th at 6:00 p.m. in Guion,
room A03. Carlina volunteered her services to provide a pasta dinner.
She will also be compiling a list of Psi Chi member’s contact information
to distribute to those attending. The purpose of this event is to facilitate
the understanding of the psychology major at SBC. Everyone is welcome.
5. New members were encouraged to complete their registration forms and
hand them into Laura as soon as possible.
1. Redecorating the psychology lounge with a $1000 budget
from memorial gift on behalf of Dr.Phyllis Stevens. Point people: Megan
Blaesing and Erin Dennehy. Open to suggestions.
2. Collecting empty ink cartridges, old cell phones, PDAs, and laptops
around campus as a fundraiser. Arranging drop boxes slated for the beginning
of Spring 2006 semester.
3. Sponsoring a puppy for adoption through the local humane society. Would
require $3 per member.
4. Big-sister networking night. A chance for first years and other psychology
students to socialize with current Psi Chi members