CSU - Pueblo Psychology honor society Psi Chi named Model Chapter by national board
PUEBLO – The student chapter of Psi Chi at Colorado State University-Pueblo has been named a Model Chapter by the national Psi Chi Board of Directors in association with the American Psychological Association. Psi Chi is an international honor society that encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
Founded in 1929, the Society now has more than 1,100 Psi Chi chapters located around the globe and individual membership of more than 600,000 lifetime members. Last year, just 32 U.S. higher education institution chapters achieved the Model Chapter designation. The CSU-Pueblo Psi Chi chapter was established in 1968.
Psi Chi chapters are operated by student officers and faculty advisors, who together select and induct the members and carry out the goals of the Society. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in psychology, and who meet the minimum qualifications.
In order to be a Model Chapter Award winner, the chapter must have:
• submitted Annual and Financial Reports by June 30 documenting chapter participation in:
a. at least one service project,
b. a regional convention or undergraduate research conference, and
c. the Psi Chi awards/grants program.
• submitted Chapter Activities for Eye on Psi Chi by June 30 of the current fiscal year,
• voted in Society elections,
• conducted at least one induction during the year, with preference for one per semester, and
• no outstanding debts to Central Office.
As a model chapter, the organization will receive a check for $100 and recognition on the national Psi Chi web site and in publications.
Psi Chi earned an Event of the Year award at the Student Involvement Awards last spring for its Graduate School Meet and Greet, which brought together more than 110 undergraduates with representatives of 10 Colorado-based graduate schools in Psychology and Social Work.
Activities within the last year included a lecture on post traumatic stress disorder, Five members attended the Rocky Mountain Psychology Association's annual conference in Denver, CO, and the chapter also adopted a family for holidays and hosted a lecture on post traumatic stress disorder as well as a Graduate Record Examination study group session.
This spring, they have scheduled a lecture on school shootings by Dr. Ian Gomme and will participate in two service projects – Valentines for Veterans and Dress Upward, a collection of professional women’s clothing for women entering or re-entering the work force after experiencing hardship. In addition, four students will present independent research at the Rocky Mountain Psychology Association's conference in Salt Lake City.
Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.