Organizations, Clubs, & Communities
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.
Psychology Club & Psi Chi
Psychology Club is open to all students with an interest in psychology. Psi Chi (see eligibility requirements at the bottom of the page) and Psychology Club operate in conjunction, and you do not need to be an official member of Psi Chi to attend Psychology Club meetings and events. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Past Psychology Club/Psi Chi meetings and events have included: graduate students giving talks about applying to grad school, faculty members discussing their research interests, members attending local conferences, fundraising, and volunteering. Future meetings and events are tailored to student interests, so input and ideas are greatly appreciated.
Association of Black Psychology Students
The mission of the Association of Black Psychology Students is to support the academic, social, and career needs of students of African descent in psychology and related disciplines. This Association gives students of African descent an opportunity to develop a professional network geared towards social sciences. Students are encouraged to sign up for emails to receive information about current events, educational opportunities, and webinars. For more information, email email@example.com.
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 the 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, email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psychology International Student Association (PISA)
PISA is a student group that serves and helps international psychology students to 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 students are welcome and encouraged to attend PISA's meetings and events. Upcoming meetings and events are posted in the Psych Scoop. PISA is currently inactive. For more information, contact email@example.com (especially if you are interested in leadership positions).
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:
- Active Minds
- Students Today Leaders Forever
- Social Justice Leadership Retreat
- Chinese Psychology Student Association
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.
- 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
- Earned rank in upper 35% of Psychology and Developmental Psychology declared majors in general scholarship (minimum 3.0 on 4.0 scale)
- Complete the online application.
- 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).
- If you are accepted, look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with payment instructions. Students are required to pay a one-time $60 membership fee to join Psi Chi for the lifetime membership ($55 plus processing fees). There is an additional one-time chapter fee of $10 that goes to the UMNTC Psi Chi chapter.