Clubs & Honor Societies
Gain valuable experience through these renowned campus organizations.
For students interested in psychology, Cedar Crest offers numerous opportunities to meet peers with similar interests and network with psychology alumnae through the Psychology Club. In addition, qualified psychology students may apply for membership in Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, and participate in a number of service projects and other events both on and off campus. These are great ways for you to apply what you’ve learned to projects outside of the classroom.
The Psychology Club is open to all students who share an interest in the field of psychology. The organization meets on a regular basis, plans educational programs, sponsors speakers, and produces a newsletter titled “Stream of Consciousness.”
Recent events include:
Alumni Night/Graduate School Information Night
Cedar Crest College psychology faculty and alumnae discuss information about graduate school and career opportunities in psychology.
Psi Chi Honor Society
President - Laurian Della ('13)
Vice-President - Stephanie Weisel ('13)
Secretary - Kaitlin Oswald ('13")
Treasurer - Sara Barscheski ('13)
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Cedar Crest College received its Psi Chi Charter in 1990.
Membership Eligibility Requirements
- Must be enrolled as a student at your school
- Must have established a GPA at your school
- Must be at least a second-semester sophomore
- Must be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature that is equivalent to a psychology major
- Must have completed at least 9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology courses
- Must have an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class based on rankings within sophomore, within junior, and within senior classes (if the cut-off for the top 35% is below 3.00, the applicant must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale)Must have a psychology GPA that is at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale
Gestalt, the newsletter for Cedar Crest College's chapter of Psi Chi was recently published. In this issue, research being conducted by faculty member Dr. Sharon Himmanen and Laurian Della ('13) was featured, along with descriptions of our this year's student research projects, many by Psi Chi members.
Psi Chi has been involved in a number of events and service projects including graduate school information sessions, assisting at Camelot for Kids, and presenting at Dieruff High School on psychological disorders.
Recent events include:
Psi Chi Induction Ceremony - April 12, 2012, 4pm in the Harmon Hall of Peace
Congratulations to our new inductees!
Mary Ellen Erickson
Last Updated: 9/7/12