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Psi Chi Fact Sheet and Application Directions

Psi Chi at Western Michigan University is the national honor society in psychology.  Founded in 1929, 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.

Purpose of Psi Chi

The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship as well as advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi provides academic recognition for its members and offers local chapters that host programs related to the science of psychology and provide fellowship and networking for Psi Chi members. At the national level, Psi Chi hosts national and regional conventions, sponsors research award competitions and publishes journals and newsletters.

Benefits of Joining Psi Chi

Membership Requirements

How to Apply

  1. Review fact sheet and directions.
  2. Complete online Psi Chi Membership Application.
  3. Submit a check or money order payable to WMU Psi Chi for a total of $80 (dues as of Fall, 2013 but subject to change) to Dr. Baker's mailbox in 3700 Wood Hall, Department of Psychology at WMU. The $80 dues include a one-time national dues of $55 and one-time WMU chapter dues of $25


Submit all application materials by Oct. 1 (or the first weekday after Oct. 1) for consideration for fall semester induction. The deadline for spring semester induction is March 1 (or the first weekday after March 1).

Notification and Induction

You will be notified within 10 days of the above deadlines if you have been accepted for induction. Applicants who are accepted for Psi Chi membership will be invited to the next scheduled Psi Chi induction ceremony. If a review of your qualifications reveals that you do not qualify for induction, then your application and membership dues will be returned to you. You will be allowed to apply at a future date if your academic credentials change so that you meet the membership criteria


If you have any questions, contact Dr. Lisa Baker, Faculty Advisor for the WMU Psi Chi chapter. Be sure to check out our Facebook page where you'll find updates and what is going on within the chapter.