Psychology Student Organizations

Psychology Club

Mount Union’s Psychology Club,a student-led organization on campus, is a fun and interesting way for students and faculty to interact outside of the classroom. By getting involved in the Psychology Club, you’ll have the opportunity to hear presentations from professionals in the field, discuss graduate school and jobs as well as attend social activities. The club also sponsors informational trips to local facilities and service agencies. It is open to all students regardless of major and its purpose is to encourage and promote the study of psychological science while stimulating interest in professional aspects of the field.

2015 Psychology Club Officers

  • Advisor: Dr. Melissa Muller, associate professor of psychology
  • President: Sara Brown
  • Vice-President: Natalie Ricciutti
  • Secretary: Marrianna White
  • Treasurer: Chelsea Black
  • Attendance: Elizabeth Banks
  • Public Relations: McKenna Pierson

Recent Psychology Club Events

  • Participated in Stark County’s NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mental Health Awareness Walk
  • Volunteered for the Special Olympics in Columbus, Ohio
  • Volunteered at Mount Union’s De-Stress Fest before finals week

If you’re interested in joining Mount Union’s Psychology Club, contact advisor Dr. Melissa Muller, associate professor of psychology, at mullermd@mountunion.edu.

 

Psi Chi

Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, was founded in 1929 with the mission to “encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.”

Mount Union started a Psi Chi campus chapter on December 10, 2000, and each year nearly 30 students join. Although activities are varied, many are designed to stimulate professional growth by creating a fellowship with other psychology professionals across the globe. The chapter provides opportunities to promote individual research involvement and to reward achievement of professional leadership qualities.

Eligibility Requirements
Undergraduate students who are interested in joining Psi Chi must meet the undergraduate eligibility requirements. The following requirements have been set by the international honor society in psychology:

  • be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program (or a program psychological in nature such as psychology, neuroscience or human development and family science)
  • have completed at least three semesters or equivalent of the college schedule offered
  • have completed at least nine semester hours (or equivalent) of psychology courses
  • have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses

Membership Advantages

  • honor and recognition for academic excellence
  • access to colleagues and experienced psychologists
  • opportunities to develop leadership skills
  • opportunities to develop relationships with faculty and other psychology professionals
  • ability to socialize with other psychology students
  • access to educational and career-building programs and events
  • opportunities to serve the campus and the local community

Applying to Psi Chi
Membership is open to any undergraduate student at Mount Union who is majoring or minoring in psychology (or a program psychological in nature) and meets the eligibility requirements. The membership application is $55, and this one-time fee covers a lifetime Psi Chi membership, certificate of membership and membership card. If you’re interested in joining Mount Union’s Psi Chi chapter, contact advisor Dr. Melissa Muller, associate professor of psychology, at mullermd@mountunion.edu.

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