Psi Chi Celebrates 40th Anniversary

new psi chi inductees pose with plaque

This year the UMass Amherst chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology, celebrates their 40th anniversary! Chartered in 1979, Psi Chi at UMass is made up of undergraduates dedicated to personal growth and academic excellence. This community upholds their mission of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.

The chapter offers biweekly meetings where members learn about preparing for graduate school, pursuing career opportunities, and encouraging leadership, group involvement, and community service. Invited speakers present their different areas of interest within the field and address student questions about careers in psychology.  

Community service efforts of the chapter include attending the annual Hot Chocolate Run, hosted by Safe Passage, an organization offering support and resources to survivors of domestic abuse in the Pioneer Valley. Psi Chi has also raised funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention through the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk.

The UMass Amherst chapter received the 2000 and 2008 Psi Chi Eastern Regional Chapter Award and the 2001 Ruth Cousins National Chapter Award. Across the globe, Psi Chi—the International Honors Society in Psychology—is the oldest and largest student psychological organization and one of the largest honor societies in the Association of College Honor Societies.

Congratulations to the 2019 Inductees:

Cara Ackerman, Claire Chapman, Natasha Dimitruk, Roberto Falvo, Victoria Ferrara-Lawlor, Tasheira Gary, Olivia Gebski, Aimee Jacques, Savannah Kangas, Shannon Kirshy, Alana Levine, Beth Nanjala Luvisia, Sabrina McDuffie, Kelsey Mills, Abbey Mitcheroney, Blake Ronzio, Mackenzie Sideleau, and Akili Sundai.

For more information: Psi Chi website