Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well educated, ethical and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general.

Psi Chi Mission Statement

As the CSUCI chapter of the international honor society for Psychology majors, we aim to assist students in obtaining information related to graduate school, offer opportunities of research publication, and community service as well as take advantage of the awards and grants offered to Psi Chi members via the Psi Chi Society.

What are the benefits of joining Psi Chi?

  • Networking and social support with other Psychology students
  • Opportunities to learn about research, graduate school, and careers in Psychology
  • International recognition for academic excellence
  • Lifetime membership that can be included on your CV or resumé
  • A personalized certificate
  • $400,000+ in opportunities for awards, grants, and scholarships
  • Access to thousands of psychology-related job openings
  • Networking at regional and national conventions
  • A subscription to Eye on Psi Chi magazine
  • Ability to publish in Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research

Psi Chi Applications

The CI Chapter of Psi Chi cordially invites you to apply for membership. The application deadline for Spring 2023 is Friday, March 3, 2023. Review the steps to membership below, and email Dr. Zerr ( if you have any questions. You will not be asked to submit a payment during your application. Once you submit your online application, Psi Chi will review it and determine your eligibility (typically within a month after the application deadline). If you qualify, you will receive an email confirmation regarding the acceptance decision. If accepted, you will be given instructions on how to pay for the membership dues. 

Three Steps to Membership:
1. Fill out the online Psi Chi Application  at
    a. Read the qualifications for application and select Apply Now.
    b. Choose CSU Channel Islands from the local chapter drop-down menu and fill out theapplication including your name, email address, and Student ID number.
    c. It will also ask you for your exact graduation date. Use the commencement datelisted on the CSUCI Academic Calendar.
    d. At the bottom of the page, check the box authorizing the faculty advisor to reviewyour college records to determine eligibility.
    e. Type your Name/Signature and select Submit
2. Submit your membership fees once you are accepted. This $100 one-time lifetime membershipfee should be submitted via check made out to CSUCI Psi Chi. This fee includes: the international Psi Chi society member fees ($55), graduation regalia ($20) and CI club fees ($25).
3. Attend the induction ceremony to receive your certificate and celebrate!

Minimum Qualifications: 
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, and membership depends upon class  standing and academic achievement. The eligibility criteria are listed below. If you are not eligible this semester, we encourage you to apply in the future!

  • Major or Minor standing in Psychology
  • Completion of at least 3 semesters of college courses
  • Completion of at least 3 classes (9 semester hours) of Psychology courses
  • Transfer students need to complete at least 12 units at CSUCI, including at least one Psychology course, in addition to the above requirements before they are eligible to apply.
  • Psychology GPA of 3.5 or greater. 
  • Ranking in the top 35% of one’s cohort for cumulative GPA. (For example, last year's cohorts had the following cumulative GPAs: Sophomores 3.30; Juniors 3.40; Seniors 3.50).

Psi Chi Club Meetings (Spring 2023)

Each semester we choose a new meeting day/time, based on student availability. The meetings for the Spring 2023 semester are Mondays 6-7pm for the following dates:

  • Mon March 6th 6-7pm in Student Union 2021 Meeting Room A
  • Mon March 13th 6-7pm in Student Union 2021 Meeting Room A
  • Mon March 27th 6-7pm in Student Union 2021 Meeting Room A
  • Mon April 10th 6-7pm in Student Union 2021 Meeting Room A
  • Mon April 24th 6-7pm in Student Union 2021 Meeting Room A
  • Mon May 1st 6-7pm in Student Union 2021 Meeting Room A

Meetings are open to all students, regardless of membership status. Meeting topics will vary, but will include: opportunities to network with peers, grad school prep sessions, research opportunities, alumni speaker events, social activities and games, study sessions and more. Please email the Psi Chi President, Katherine Carroll at, if you would like more information or if you would like to be added to our mailing list. 

Psi Chi Events

  • Induction Ceremony
  • Art with Impact
  • Our Stories Matter
  • Socials
  • Community Service

Psi Chi Officers (Spring 2023)

PresidentKatherine Carroll
Vice President(vacant -  accepting nominations)
Secretary & HistorianJoshua Soosai
TreasurerRammie Prado

Faculty Advisor

Argero Zerr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Madera Hall, Room 2384

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