Loyola University Maryland


Psi Chi

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. Membership is 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.

Psi Chi functions as a federation of chapters located at more than 950 senior colleges and universities in the USA. The national office is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A National Council, composed of psychologists who are Psi Chi members and who are elected by the chapters, guides the affairs of the organization and sets policy with the approval of the chapters.

Psi Chi serves two major goals--one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development.

Application Requirements


  • Registration for major or minor standing in psychology
  • Completion of 3 semesters of courses
  • Completion of 9 semester hours of psychology courses
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in both psychology and cumulative grades
  • Cumulative GPA that places in top 35% of class at time of induction


  • Registration for major or minor standing in psychology
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses
  • Cumulative GPA that places in top 35% of class at time of induction


  • Full-time faculty at institution
  • Hold doctoral degree in psychology or psychology-related field


February 15 - Loyola Chapter Psi Chi Application Deadline
March 15 - National Ballots Submission Deadline
March 30 - Summer Research Grants Deadline


To complete the application, visit: https://memberapp.psichi.org/applicationformmember.aspx

Students who plan to study abroad in the spring semester are encouraged to submit this application before they depart from campus in the fall semester. If you have any questions regarding this application, please email Dr. Grover at rlgrover@loyola.edu.

Loyola Chapter Information

Est. January 13, 1973
Charter #323
Moderator: Rachel Grover, Ph.D., rlgrover@loyola.edu


Dr. Carlucci

Marianna Carlucci, Ph.D.

This psychology professor challenges her students to be agents of change in their communities