Psi Chi offers an unparalleled commitment to excellence.

Sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA), Psi Chi is the international honor society for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology. Membership in this prestigious society is highly coveted, and only students at the top of their class are invited to join. The privileges of membership include professional growth, meeting and interacting with leaders in the field and opportunities to present research at various APA meetings.

Psi Chi offers various awards and grants exclusively for our undergraduate members. We strongly encourage you to apply for multiple opportunities throughout your college journey.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be, at minimum, a second-semester sophomore in the top 35% of your class to be eligible for membership. The overall GPA cut-offs for application in Spring are as follows:

  • Sophomores: 3.654 GPA
  • Juniors: 3.773 GPA
  • Seniors: 3.834 GPA

Please refrain from applying if you do not meet these standards.

The requirements for graduate students vary by program and are as follows:

School Psychology:

  • 12-credit minimum
  • 3.8 GPA

Mental Health Counseling or General Psychology:

  • 12-credit minimum
  • 3.8 GPA

Doctoral Program or PsyD in School Psychology Program:

  • 4.0 GPA

Application Process for Psi Chi

  1. Submit an online application via the International Psi Chi website by going to the following link and selecting “apply now”.
  2. Complete the paper Psi Chi Application.
  3. Download an unofficial transcript
  4. Submit your paper application (upload a scanned document or a picture of your filled-in application) from step 2 and your unofficial transcript from step 3 through the following Google Form.

All steps must be completed by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 19, 2024 to be considered for membership.

If you are unable to upload scanned documents, please contact your faculty adviser to make alternative arrangements.

Next Steps After Applying

If you meet the qualifications, your application will be approved by the faculty advisor, Dr. Christina Marini. You will receive a link directly from Psi Chi to pay for your lifetime membership and to order an honors cord (to be worn at the induction ceremony and graduation). These materials will be shipped to you directly from Psi Chi.

New inductees will be recognized at an induction ceremony to take place on campus the evening of Wednesday, April 10th, 2024. Additional details will be communicated to new inductees in March, 2024.

Elections take place at the end of each spring semester. If you are a Psi Chi member and are interested in applying for an officer position, please contact our chapter faculty advisor indicating your interest.

Chapter Information

Psi Chi – Derner School of Psychology
Adelphi University
Blodgett Hall, Room 212
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530

Charter Number: 83
Date Chartered: November 17, 1950
Chapter Phone: 516.877.4809

  • Brianna Fitapelli – President
  • Melissa Garber – Vice President
  • Katelyn Schwab and Mary O’Connor – Social Media/Communications
  • Anthony Gioletti – Treasurer
  • Emily Ledesma – Secretary

Chapter Faculty Advisor

Psi Chi
Adelphi University Chapter
Chapter Phone
Blodgett Hall, 212
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