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 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 Monday at 6 p.m. in Clow 223. No RSVP needed, just drop on by!
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the email list or if you have any questions! Also, you can check out our Facebook page group: http://tiny.cc/psychclubfacebook
Psychology Club Officers: Fall 2013
President: Travis Brace
Vice President: Vincent Calvillo
Treasurer: Edrose Heiny
Secretary: Candace Roberts
Advertiser: Samantha Kling
OSA Representative: Dylan Lamb
Upcoming Events for Fall Semester 2013
- Introductions and a presentation/discussion about planning out undergraduate and graduate careers.
- Lori Stevens-Gundrum will speak about alcoholism and her experience in rehabilitation center.
- Autumn Bradley will speak about the difference between transgender and transsexual, along with discussing the mental health problems that can result from the stigma surrounding each term.
- Dr. Spehar will speak about her research on primate behavior, mating habits, and group dynamics.
- Dr. Walter will speak about his experience as a counseling psychologist and professor. He will describe how he has used mindfulness techniques and yoga in his counseling practices.
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.
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:
- Print out a current STAR report
- Complete the "Psi Chi Application Cover Sheet"
Deadlines (subject to change):
Fall Semester - Last Friday in September
Spring Semester - Third Friday in February
These materials should be turned in to the primary Psi Chi Advisor - Dr. Tan (Clow Faculty 9) or the department administrative assistant – Mary Bleser (Clow Faculty 29) 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. Cin Cin Tan (Clow Faculty 9) or Dr. Lixin Jiang (Clow Faculty 13).
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. Cin Cin Tan (email@example.com) or Dr. Lixin Jiang (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or you can check out our Facebook group: http://tiny.cc/pischifacebook
Psi Chi Officers: Fall 2013
President: Chelsey Wasielewski (email@example.com)
Vice President: Travis Brace (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Matt Johnson (email@example.com)
Secretary: Emma Mathison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Psi Chi Banquet 2013: