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 American Psychological Society (APS). Psi Chi’s sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.
The annual Faculty Bake-off was initiated in the Spring of 2003 with a cooking contest. That event was won by the venerable Jim Mills, since retired, for his “Mustard Mousse.” The contest was moved to the fall semester of that same year and became a bake-off with a dessert focus!
Students judge the anonymous faculty entries and have fun guessing who the cook is for each dish. The payoff is the right to keep the “Big Spoon” in your office for the next year.
Psi Chi Induction Ceremony
The Induction Ceremony for Psi Chi is held each year in April. Students who have joined Psi Chi may invite family and friends to attend the ceremony. In addition to the formal induction, a Drew Alum who has gone on to graduate school is invited to give a talk.
Before psychology majors graduate, we invite them to a celebratory lunch. For the past few years we have had fun asking students to complete a psychology crossword puzzle with clues submitted by faculty that reflect students’ history of experience in the department. We also give awards to a handful of students who have shown exemplary scholarship and leadership in psychology.
The Drew Psychology Club invites students from all disciplines and backgrounds who are interested in psychological issues to join.
Students who are active in the Psychology Club will help plan social activities, community service activities and speakers. You do not have to be a member of Psychology Club to attend a club event.