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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.” Membership in this organization depends on academic achievement—check your UIW email box each semester for an invitation to join, or self-nominate (see criteria below).


  • Be enrolled as a UIW student (or EAP and CIW student)
  • Have completed at least 24 credit hours overall, and at least 9 credit hours of psychology courses.
  • Be a PSYC major or minor
  • Have a psychology GPA that is at least 3.00
  • Have an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class – this cutoff is posted and changes each semester!

Each semester UIW Psi Chi sends invitations to eligible candidates via UIW email after we determine the semester’s top 35% in each of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Because the GPA “cutoff” changes each semester, a student who qualifies for Psi Chi membership one semester may not necessarily qualify in the following semester SO it is to the candidate’s advantage to join when invited rather than delay joining until the following semester.

Contact:  Dr. Felix-Ortiz,


For more info about the student organizations, email the faculty advisors or visit our Facebook page:

Psychological Society

Psych Society is the student organization for psychology majors/minors, and students interested in psychology. Any student who is interested in psychology may join.

Psych Society offers psychology-based community service events for students, & promotes interaction between community, faculty and students. Typically, students work in pairs to organize events (with the assistance of the officers and faculty advisor).

Contact: Dr. Lisa Lockhart,

Membership: Join UIW Psyc Society through Cardinal Sync (on-line) and “like” this page!


Current UIW Psychology Events

1) UIW Psi Chi, Psych Society and NAMI ON CAMPUS, will be having their first general meeting of the semester this Monday, Janurary 28 at 6pm in room AD 385. The meeting will feature a panel of seniors offering advice to freshman and sophomores about scheduling classes, and getting through the psyc major. We will also discuss the upcoming events we are hosting/participating in this upcoming semester! You don't have to be a "member," just come on by! Everyone is welcome. These meetings occur every other week and feature guest speakers and useful info--put these on your calendar!
If you have any questions please contact Psi Chi President Zane Alsareinye ( OR Psych Society President Maddie Ellis (

2) SAVE the DATE for San Antonio State Hospital trips! F 2/15 and F 4/19, 2-4 pm--we'll send around a sign-up link and ask if you need a ride.

3) Candid Conversations on W 2/6 at 6:30-8 in AD 365 -- Come meet faith leaders and others who live mental health recovery every day!

Join Dr. Felix-Ortiz (UIW Psychology) for Capitol Day on Wed. Feb 6 (all day event)!
This day comes only once every two years when our state leg is in session. It’s our chance to educate them about our local mental health care needs. Capitol Day organizers train us in how to speak to legislators on-site on the morning of our Capitol Day visit. Come see how it’s done, or try it out…Learn valuable advocacy skills! Create social change! CHED and other students welcome!
Click here to purchase your ticket Today! 
(cost is $10 for lunch but see Dr. MFO if you want to go but can't afford it)
We are all going on the free BUS but you need to call in your RSVP to our office no later than Tuesday, January 29 5:00 pm. RSVP for FREE transportation at 210-734-3349 ex. 4

5) Psi Induction Ceremony- 3/28