What is going to separate you from the rest and help further your exploration in the field of psychology? The Psychology Division within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California Baptist University is proud to support our students by offering them the opportunity to be a part of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi CBU).

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. We want you to continue to develop and explore the field of psychology while at CBU, and becoming a member of Psi Chi will provide you professional opportunities to put your passion of psychology to work. We look forward to seeing you follow God’s calling in psychology and becoming a Psi Chi member.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ed Garrett, Psi Chi Faculty Advisor at egarrett@calbaptist.edu.

Mission Statement

Recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology.

Purpose Statement

Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Psychology students interested in joining Psi Chi will be expected to follow the below requirements.

Membership Requirements for undergraduate psychology students at CBU:

  • a rank in the upper 35% of their class
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • completed at least 3 semesters of college courses
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology, and 
  • completed at least 9 semesters (or equivalent) hours of psychology courses

Membership Requirements for graduate psychology students at CBU:

  • a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and 
  • completed at least one full semester of graduate coursework

All of the benefits below were designed to enhance your psychology career and education. We look forward to continuing to unite with people just like you who are dedicated to improving people’s lives and furthering the science of psychology. Here are just a few of the benefits of becoming a Psi Chi CBU member.

1. You will receive international recognition for academic excellence in psychology.

  • Psi Chi membership is an honor that can be noted on employment applications, vitaes, and résumés.
  • New members have the option of an official certificate of membership.
  • More members continue their educations than the average student population.
  • Psi Chi is ACHS accredited, well-represented, and respected among professional ranks of all behavioral sciences.

2. More than $400,000 are available in annual awards, grants, and scholarships.

  • Unique programs support undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and chapters.
  • Apply for assistance traveling to conventions, conducting research projects, promoting diversity, financing your education, and more.

3. Psi Chi actively helps members identify and obtain psychology-related careers.

  • Our Career Center lets you review thousands of relevant jobs, create alerts to learn about local job openings, and receive a resumé review — all for free.
  • The U.S. government accepts membership as one of the requirements for entrance at the GS7 level for numerous professional and technical occupations.
  • Members get 75% off on Psi Chi ebooks about careers and graduate school advice.

4. Become a published author in our peer-reviewed journal and experience our other publications.

  • Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research is indexed in both PsycINFO and EBSCO databases. The Journal actively publishes empirical research by Psi Chi students and faculty to "foster and reward the scholarly efforts of psychology students.”
  • Eye on Psi Chi magazine provides valuable articles by professionals and scholars about psychology, career advice, graduate school, diversity and more.
  • Psi Chi Digest e-newsletter keeps members informed about time-sensitive news and opportunities.
  • Psi-Chi-Ology Lab is our bimonthly blog, featuring short, engaging posts written by staff and members.
  • PsychEverywhere Podcast releases candid conversations with distinguished guests about applying psychological science in current events and bettering your life.
  • Psi Chi’s Monthly Webinar Series hosts live events where you can listen, ask questions, and connect with others in fields of psychology.

5. Psi Chi Research Opportunities prepare you for the graduate school or lab of your choice.

6. Psi Chi provides educational programming at local, regional, national and international conventions.

  • Receive certificates recognizing your research presentations and posters at regional and national conventions.
  • Network with leading psychologists, students and officers from other chapters.
  • Learn from our distinguished lecturers and speak with them in person during conversation hours after their lectures.

There is a one-time fee of $60 to join Psi Chi. This is a lifetime membership.

Annually, CBU dues are $30 per member. These fees are used for events and projects accomplished within Psi Chi at CBU.

Annual Dues Payment Form

Psi Chi CBU welcomes new ideas, diverse perspectives, and a broad representation of social identities and cultural backgrounds. Become a part of the largest student psychological organization in the world. Please contact Dr. Ed Garrett (egarrett@calbaptist.edu) with questions about joining Psi Chi with the Psychology Division of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California Baptist University. 

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Contact the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Dean: Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson
Department Secretary: Denitria Davidson
Email: ddavidson@calbaptist.edu
Phone: (951) 343-4487

James Building, Rm 115
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504