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The Psychology Club and Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, provide a scholarly and social environment for students interested in the scientific study of behavior. These groups present students the opportunity to learn more about their field of study.


Psychology Club

Psychology club is a student organization open to any student with an interest in psychology, regardless of major or minor. The group plans activities such as off campus speakers, faculty presentations, discussions, social events, movie nights, volunteer opportunities, various informative workshops, and occasionally trips to mental health agencies in the community. Various psychology topics are discussed such as disorders, cognitive processes, research methods, possible careers, and graduate programs.

Psychology club meets every other Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in Polk 20. No RSVP needed, just drop on by!

Feel free to email if you would like to join the email list or if you have any questions! Also, you can check out our Facebook page group:

Psychology Club Officers: Fall 2014

President: Candace Roberts

Vice President: Edrose Heiny

Treasurer: Essie Kling

Secretary: Kelsey Tiltrum

Psychology club is currently looking for a club OSA Representative as well as an Advertisement Representative! Please email us if you are interested in either position at psych


Schedule for Fall Semester 2014

September 9th: Welcome! Icebreaker/Brain Games and FOOD! All students are welcome! This will be a great opportunity to discuss what we will be doing in Psychology Club throughout the semester including any discussion topics that students may be interested in.

September 23rd: Speaker: Dr. Steve Cavness, a UWO Professor and practicing Clinical Psychologist will be attending our meeting to discuss what it means to be a Clinical Psychologist and the education that he needed to get there. Dr. Cavness will also discuss a few of the courses he offers at UWO.

October 7th: Speaker: Dr. Michael Altekruse is a Counseling Psychologist for the Counseling Center at UWO. Dr. Altekruse will be discussing the profession and his education. Bring any questions you may have about being a Counseling Psychologist!

October 21st: Speaker: Dr. Erin Winterrowd, a Professor at UWO and Mai Nhia Xiong from Career Services will be discussing Graduate Schools, Personal Statements and Resumes.

November 4th: Speaker: Jonathan Dickey is a Psychologist Chief for Community Corrections. As a former Psychologist Supervisor at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, he will be discussing his responsibilities within both of these occupations and the education that was needed to get there.

November 18th: TBD

December 2nd: TBD

December 16th: End of the Semester party and Discussion! Please email us with any ideas for topics to discuss.

Psi Chi

Membership in Psi Chi serves as recognition for outstanding academic achievement. Psi Chi is further intended to foster academic, personal, and professional growth. To that end, membership in Psi Chi involves more than a "line on a resume", with active participation in Psi Chi including some or all of the following activities (depending on the semester): volunteer work (e.g., Hands on Oshkosh), charitable fundraising (e.g., Polar Plunge to raise money for the Wisconsin Special Olympics), club fundraising, collaborative research, activities to raise awareness on campus about psychological issues, social events with faculty members, and cooperative events with other branches of Psi Chi and Psychology Club.

More general information about Psi Chi can be found on their international website.

Application Information

Eligibility requires the following:

  • 3.4 GPA in psychology / 3.0 GPA overall
  • 9 credits of psychology completed and a minimum of 3 credits of psychology earned at UW Oshkosh
  • At least 45 credits completed overall

*These requirements must be reflected by the most recently completed semester (students that will be eligible at the end of the current semester can apply in the following semester).

Students who are interested in applying need to meet the above listed criteria and complete the following steps:

  1. Print out a current STAR report
  2. Complete the "Psi Chi Application Cover Sheet"


Fall Semester -  Friday, October 10th

Spring Semester - TBD

These materials should be turned in to either of the Psi Chi Advisors -  Dr. Chrobak (Polk 47) or Dr. Koch (Polk 51), or the department administrative assistant – Mary Bleser (Polk 40) no later than 3:00 PM on the due date.

Application Review and Induction

Applications will be reviewed immediately after the announced deadline.  Students who are eligible will be notified as quickly as possible.


If you are selected for lifelong membership in Psi Chi, admission will require payment of $70 ($55 membership fee, $15 contribution to club activities). This should be made as a check payable to "UW Oshkosh Foundation". You may drop off your fee to Dr. Chrobak (Polk 47) or Dr. Koch (Polk 51).


Students who complete these steps will be officially inducted during a banquet in the spring semester. However, they are strongly encouraged to attend meetings as soon as their application has been accepted (students will be added to the email distribution list upon acceptance).


Any questions regarding the application process, or Psi Chi in general, should be directed to our advisors: Dr. Chrobak ( or Dr. Koch ( Or you can check out our Facebook group:


Psi Chi Officers:  Fall 2014

President: Kellie McGavock (

Vice President: Hollie Tanel (

Treasurer: Kalli Gloudemans (

Secretary: Charles Jones (


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