Student Psi Chi


Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Psi Chi Chapter

Psi Chi Membership

Students and faculty are elected to membership by the UMass Dartmouth chapter, according to the provisions in the National Psi Chi Constitution. Any chapter, at its discretion, may establish higher academic standards for eligibility, but may not require service standards for eligibility. Membership in Psi Chi is open to qualified candidates of any age, sex, sexual orientation, race, handicap or disability, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin.
Membership in Psi Chi is open to all UMass Dartmouth students who are majoring in psychology. In order to be a candidate the student must fulfill the following requirements:

Eligibility for undergraduates includes:

  • Must be registered for major standing in Psychology
  • Must have completed at least 3 semesters of college (i.e. second semester sophomore standing)
  • Must have completed at least 3 Psychology classes at UMD with at least a 3.0 Psychology GPA
  • Must rank in the top 35% of one's class
    • To determine if you are in the upper 35th percentile of your graduating class, you must meet the minimum GPA as follows:
      • Seniors (at least 90 credits completed)3.37
      • Juniors (between 61-89 credits completed)3.19
      • Sophomores (at least 45 credits completed)3.07
        • Note: GPA requirements update yearly

Eligibility for graduate students includes:

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student in Psychology
  • Must have established a GPA at UMD (have completed at least one semester)
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 in all graduate courses
Applications for membership will be accepted twice a year, in the fall and then in the spring. They will be available on the Psi Chi board outside the Psychology bay and also with psychology professors.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Psi Chi Chapter was chartered in 1994. Since that time, we have continuously sought to uphold the founding principles of Psi Chi. Our chapter offers many opportunities for academic growth, leadership positions, community service, and fellowship. 

The UMass Dartmouth Chapter of Psi Chi places a specific focus on community service and involvement. As an organization, we hope to help the community with our efforts to provide services to those in need within our surrounding communities. We are partnered with Family Service Association of Fall River's Big Friends Little Friends Mentoring Program and plan on continuing taking part in numerous volunteer work and community service efforts. 

By taking part in Psi Chi, one will expand on their experience within the field of psychology by giving time to collaborate and assist others within society. Involvement in Psi Chi will not only provide one with numerous opportunities, but also rewarding benefits.

To learn more about who we are, what we do, and eligibility requirements for joining this prestigious society, please explore our website!

Our chapter is also active in reaching beyond our campus community to collaborate with other Psi Chi chapters and regional universities and colleges.

What is Psi Chi?

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Membership to this organization is open to undergraduate and graduate psychology majors who meet the minimum GPA and course qualifications. Since 1994, our University of Massachusetts Dartmouth chapter has offered many opportunities for academic growth, leadership, community service, and fellowship.

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."

Upcoming Events

  • Officer elections take place every March
  • Contact for meeting dates and times for Fall 2018

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Also, we would appreciate any fundraising ideas.

2018 - 2019

Psi Chi Officers:

President - Zac Gemelli

 Vice President - Raylinda Rodriguez

Secretary - Gabriella Oliveras

 Treasurer - Destiny Miles