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Psi Chi National Honor Society

We believe in recognizing students who demonstrate an outstanding work ethic and capabilities in the study of psychology. That is why we maintain a Colgate chapter of the Psi Chi national honor society.


Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology. Membership is exclusive to students who have demonstrated an outstanding capacity in the study of psychology. To qualify for membership, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • You must have completed at least three semesters of college
  • You must have completed at least three psychology courses
  • You must be registered as a major or minor in psychology or a major in neuroscience
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and rank in the upper 35 percent of your class
  • You must have a minimum overall psychology GPA of 3.00
  • You must demonstrate high standards of personal behavior
  • You must apply for admission to the Colgate chapter of Psi Chi
  • You must receive a two-thirds affirmative vote of those present at a regular meeting of the chapter
Female student at commencement with an honors braid

Colgate’s Chapter

Colgate's chapter of Psi Chi is supervised by Professor Richard Braaten. Copies of Psi Chi's newsletter, Eye on Psi Chi, are distributed to inducted members.

If you are a Colgate student who has achieved the requirements for membership listed above, please see Professor Braaten for an application. Lifetime membership in Psi Chi is an earned honor, and there is a one-time membership fee — currently $35.