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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

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.

Psychology Club

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.”

Upcoming events:

  • March 19, 2014 at 7pm in Alumni Theater
    • Movie Night: "Girl, Interrupted" with a short lecture by Dr. Jane Tyler Ward, refreshments served
  • April 5, 2014: Spring Easter Egg Hunt
    • Win prizes including the grand prize of an iPod Nano
  • April 22, 2014: Guest speaker on Anorexia Nervosa
  • Date TBD
    • End of semester party (with GO club)

Psi Chi Honor Society

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 this year's student research projects, many by Psi Chi members. 

Gestalt, Spring 2012 Issue (PDF)

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.

Guest Speaker, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6pm to 8pm in TCC Room 1867

"Love and Sex Addiction"
Stacey Zaremba
Moravian College

Our annual Induction Ceremony was held on Sunday, March 23, 2014, 4pm in the Harmon Hall of Peace

Congratulations to our new Psi Chi inductees!

Francheska Aquino
Alyssa Babecki
Susan Bell
Chelsea Busler
Zhanttal Castro
Danielle Davis
Fae Dietz
Desiree Drugatz
Tiffani Gebbhardt
Marcia McKay
Kyleen Sisson
Angela Snyder
Nicole Thomas
Kristi Young


2013-2014 Psi Chi Eboard:

President: Magdalena Rychlik
Vice-President: Brianna Coleman


2014-2015 Psi Chi Eboard

President: Angela Snyder
Vice-President: Kristi Young
Secretary: Francheska Aqquino
Treasurer: Tiffani Gebhardt
Historian: Zhantal Castro


Psi Chi Advisors:
Dr. Sharon Himmanen
Dr. Micah Sadigh


Last Updated: 4/18/2014