Five students were inducted into Psi Chi, the national Psychology Honor Society, yesterday during a ceremony in the Penthouse of Hugh Stephens Library.
To become a member of the prestigious group—founded during the 9th International Congress of Psychology in 1929—students must be at least second-semester sophomores and have taken at least 9 semester hours of psychology courses, be in the top 35 percent of their class and have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in their psychology classes.
Once inducted, Psi Chi members are members for life and can compete for research grants and scholarships as both undergraduate and graduate students.
Inductees included Erica Bonnot, Gera Parks, Jennifer Hrebar-Ihler, Jennifer Pestle and Hillary Schneider.
This is the first class to be inducted into the Stephens Chapter for several years. In the future, members will be inducted in the spring, said Dr. Tara Giblin, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
“Psi Chi is one of the largest student psychology organizations in the world, so we’re excited to breathe new life into our chapter,” Giblin said. “Women have been studying psychology at Stephens for more than a century, and we’re pleased to see students are still interested in pursuing it as a major and career.”
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