The University of Colorado chapter of Psi Chi and CU's psychology club provide resources to students with an interest in psychology, both to majors and non-majors. Members can meet peers with similar interests, make professorial contacts, and find research and volunteer opportunities. Events are held throughout the semester that feature guest speakers and explore various areas of psychology in-depth.
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society for Psychology that recognizes outstanding academic achievement. It allows for opportunities to present ideas, interests, and research at a regional and national level. Although Psi Chi membership is not required to join the Psychology Club (or vice versa), Psi Chi members at CU-Boulder are encouraged to and frequently play an active role in the operations and maintenance of the CU Psi Chi/Psychology Club.
The Psychology Club is an organization made up of students at the University of Colorado who have an interest in the diverse field of psychology. Throughout the year, the club sponsors formal programs and informal social gatherings that allow its members to explore psychology outside of a classroom setting. The club provides members with information on graduate school, research and volunteer opportunities, as well as a solid support network of department staff, faculty, and the community. These benefits, along with the friendships made, enable members to gain new insights and real-world, practical experience in the field of psychology.
Awards Granted to Psi Chi Members
President Whitney Lyle received the Fryberger-Heckendorn Award in Fall 2012. This award is conferred to officers who make outstanding contributions to the Boulder chapter of Psi Chi. Congratulations!
In Spring 2011, Steff Pace and Zak Millman were recipients of the Fryberger-Heckendorn
Zak Millman was also a recipient of the Psi Chi Summer Research Grant, awarded by the Psi Chi International Office for his proposal entitled "Family-Focused Treatment for Bipolar Adolescents: Effects on Symptomatology of Participating Parents". These competitive grants offer $5,000 to qualified applicants and their faculty mentors for the funding of promising research projects. Look for the abstract in the Winter publication of Eye on Psi Chi!