The Psychology program at Centenary has operated a chapter of Psi Chi (The International Honor Society in Psychology) for the past 20 years. The Psi Chi chapter provides academic recognition to its inductees through membership in an academic honor society.

The honor society is open to psychology majors at Centenary University who have completed at least 12-credits (three courses) of the psychology major at Centenary University, have a major GPA of at least 3.33 (B+) and have an overall GPA of at least 3.33 (B+).

At the national level, Psi Chi publishes newsletters and the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, hosts national and regional conventions, and sponsors national award / grant competitions.

Students interested in joining Psi Chi should send an email stating that they wish to be considered for membership in the organization and provide a copy of their transcript to the Psi Chi Chapter Faculty Advisor – Dr. Houska (  Student applications will be reviewed at the end of each semester and an annual induction ceremony/reception to honor new Psi Chi members will be held at least once per year in the Spring semester.

The National Council imposes a one-time membership fee (currently $45) on incoming students to cover its expenses which include free publications for local chapters and individual members.  All members are given certificates of membership (suitable for framing) and an identification card reflecting membership from the national organization.

About Psi Chi


Psi Chi is the International 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 is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Psi Chi’s sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.

Psi Chi serves two major goals. 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 members’ creative development.