Psi Chi, Undergraduate Honor Society
Psi Chi is a national undergraduate honor society in Psychology and for forty years, the UWM chapter has nurtured and promoted excellence in psychology through a variety of programs and activities, which range from serving the community to initiatives in the public understanding of psychology.
A sampling of Psi Chi's activities during the past year includes a series of ten presentations by psychologists. Attendance for this series totaled more than 500. The talks covered topics such as autism, domestic violence, sexual assault prevention, health promotion, and the implications of psychology for law.
Psi Chi has also co-sponsored "Body Balance", a two day program designed to increase understanding of eating disorders. The program included a screening for eating disorders and a panel discussion. Thanks to Psi Chi, many young women and even some young men were offered information, advice, and help on how to change their unhealthy behavior patterns.
The UWM chapter of Psi Chi is one of the most active in the nation. Psi Chi provides many opportunities for student fellowship, academic support and an increased understanding of the field of psychology. Eligible undergraduates must:
- Register for a major or minor standing in psychology (or for a program psychological in nature).
- Complete 3 semesters.
- Complete 9 credits of psychology courses.
- Rank in the top 35% of one’s class in general scholarship with a minimum GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades.
2012-13 UWM Psi Chi Chapter Officers:
Dr. Katie Mosack - Academic Advisor
Kaila Lynn Balling - President
Kali McDonnell - Vice President
Kate Bauer - Secretary
Micaela Strandell - Treasurer