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Psi Chi Honor Society

USF Chapter of Psi Chi
The National Honor Society in Psychology

About Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of recognizing excellence in scholarship in psychology. Psi Chi chapters are located at more than 1,000 universities in the United States and Canada.

Benefits of membership include

  • international recognition for academic excellence in psychology
  • more than $400,000 available in annual awards, grants, and scholarships
  • help identifying and obtaining psychology-related careers
  • networking opportunities essential to your future in psychology
  • opportunity to publish in Psi Chi’s peer-reviewed journal and other publications
  • Psi Chi Research Opportunities
  • educational programming at local, regional, national, and international conventions
  • online resources

Students who wish to join Psi Chi must join the chapter at the school where they are enrolled, which automatically ensures lifetime membership in the National Organization of Psi Chi.

Membership Requirements

Undergraduate Students

The USF Chapter Faculty Advisor on the Tampa campus is Dr. Judith Bryant.
The USF Chapter Faculty Advisor on the Sarasota-Manatee campus is Dr. David Robertson
The USF Chapter Faculty Advisor on the St. Petersburg campus is Dr. Wendy Rote.

Membership Requirements for Undergraduate Students

Membership Requirements for the USF Chapter are:

  • Declared Psychology Major or Psychology Minor at USF
  • Completed at least 9 credits in Psychology at USF
  • Completed at least 3 semesters of college coursework
  • Earned an All Attempts Major GPA of at least 3.4
  • Earned an Overall GPA of at least 3.45

Transfer students who were Psi Chi members at another institution should contact the Psi Chi faculty advisor at their USF campus to complete an existing member update.

Graduate Students

The USF Chapter Faculty Advisor on the Tampa campus is Dr. Judith Bryant.
The USF Chapter Faculty Advisor on the St. Petersburg campus is Dr. Wendy Rote.

Membership Requirements for Graduate Students

Membership Requirements for the USF Chapter are:

  • Enrolled in a psychology or closely related graduate program at USF
  • Completed at least 9 credits of graduate Psychology courses at USF
  • Earned an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in all graduate courses including Psychology
  • Meets the graduate program's requirements for good standing (e.g., if specific courses require an A or B, students must meet those requirements even if their cumulative GPA is above 3.0)

Graduate students who were Psi Chi members at another institution should contact the Psi Chi faculty advisor at their USF campus to complete an existing member update.

How to Apply

Please create

  • a pdf of your Degreeworks (see instructions)
  • and (for undergraduates only) a screenshot of your "All Attempts Major GPA" which is on the far right side of the section on your progress in the major

Send these documents as email attachments to the Psi Chi faculty advisor on your campus:
Tampa:  Dr. Judith Bryant
Sarasota-Manatee:  Dr. David Robertson 
St. Petersburg:  Dr. Wendy Rote


Fee $75. This amount includes both USF Psi Chi membership dues and the lifetime membership fee for the National Organization.