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The Department of Psychology sponsors several student organizations that help psychology undergraduates get involved and make connections. Student groups hold informal meetings and welcome new members.

All student organization meetings and events are published in the Psych Scoop, the weekly undergraduate psychology e-newsletter. 

Psi Chi & Psychology Club

Psychology Club is open to all students with an interest in psychology.  Psi Chi and Psychology Club operate in conjunction, and you do not need to be an official member of Psi Chi to attend meetings and events.

Past Psi Chi/Psychology Club meetings and events have included graduate students giving talks about applying to and getting into grad school, faculty members discussing their research/teaching interests, attending local conferences, fundraising, and volunteering. Future meetings and events are tailored to student interests, so input and ideas are greatly appreciated.

Psi Chi Membership

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology to which qualified psychology students may apply for membership. Membership has many benefits.

Eligibility Requirements 
  • Completion of 3 semesters of college coursework
  • Completion of 9 psychology credits
  • [For transfer students] Completion of 12 University of Minnesota Twin Cities credits minimum 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology
  • Minimum 3.45 GPA overall 
Application
  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Watch for an email from Psi Chi with a decision on your application. Decision emails are sent 3-4 weeks after the submission deadline for the semester (the deadline will be announced in the Psych Scoop each semester).
  3. If you are accepted, submit your membership payment the dropbox outside of N108 Elliott Hall by the deadline provided.

Psychology International Student Association (PISA)

PISA is a student group that serves and helps international psychology students succeed at the University. Meetings are informal and open to new members majoring or minoring in psychology. While PISA is geared toward international students, all are welcome and encouraged to attend PISA's meetings and events. Upcoming meetings and events are posted in the Psych Scoop. For more information contact pisa@umn.edu

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC) 

Industrial/Organizational ("I/O") Psychology is the psychology is the scientific study of working and the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organizations. The content of I/O psychology as a subfield of psychology is very broad. It ranges from the study of basic human abilities important for task performance to the investigation of managerial problem-solving behavior to a consideration of how work motivation is influenced by characteristics of the organization versus characteristics outside the organization. 

The goal of I/O Psychology club is to help undergraduates become more involved in I/O psychology by connecting them to peers, graduate students, and faculty with similar interests. For more information about this group, email iopc@umn.edu

Psychology Undergraduate Diversity Council 

The mission of the Psychology Undergraduate Diversity Council is to engage diverse students in the Department of Psychology and ensure their experiences and perspectives are represented in departmental decision-making. Additionally, it is their goal to ensure the curriculum, classes, and student services and opportunities are equally accessible to all psychology majors. For more information about this group, please contact psyadvis@umn.edu.

Diversity Council FeedbackWe're interested in hearing student comments and feedback in general about the student experience in the Psychology Department. This form can be completely anonymous, but if you would like to/wouldn't mind being contacted about your feedback, please leave your contact information.

Other Campus Opportunities

Psychology students may benefit from getting involved in other related student groups on campus as well. Visit Student Union & Activities for a complete list of groups. Some suggestions for psychology majors include: