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Apply to Psi Chi!

We are so excited to receive your membership application! Please submit our Winter 2024 application by Friday, January 19th at 11:59pm (PT). For any inquiries, email us at

Chapter Membership Requirements

  1. Major or minor in Psychology (or similar fields)

  2. Completed a total of 14 Psychology units taken at UCR 

    1. If you haven’t yet, you can still be an unofficial member and earn membership points

    2. *Transfer students must complete this requirement, transfer classes do not count

  3. Completed a total of 54 UCR units (breadth and PSYC classes counted)

    1. Transfer student must have completed a total of 18 units at UCR​

  4. Have an Overall GPA of 3.3 or higher and a PSYC GPA of 3.0 or higher​

Steps to Join Psi Chi at UCR

  1. Look over Chapter Membership Requirements (see above)​

  2. Fill out the online National Psi Chi Application here

  3. Request to join us on HighlanderLink here

  4. Fill out our Local Chapter Application here

  5. Wait 2-3 weeks for processing

  6. Respond to the email sent by National Psi Chi HQ that will include your Member Fee Payment Link*

    1. ​$60.00 ($55.00 lifetime member fee plus $5 credit card processing fee)

  7. Pay the $15 Chapter Fee (payment instructions will be sent to you by our email)  

*Note: No Certificates are included with this option. After payment is submitted, you will be automatically emailed a 50% off Discount Code to use when ordering an Official Membership Certificate from the Psi Chi Store ($5.00 plus shipping, and you have the option to ship it to your home address). After payment has been processed, you will be sent your “Welcome New Member” email that will include the Member ID # and your account login. *

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a time commitment if I get accepted? 

There is no time commitment as a member whether you are official or prospective. However, obtaining a minimum of five activity points is required to be considered an active member, which is a requirement to be eligible for leadership opportunities. Obtaining higher activity points can make you eligible for special socials and raffles.  

Time commitment is required for members who have a leadership role as an executive officer, chapter leader, volunteer for yearly events, or a participating member in programs such as the Mentorship Program (MP) and the First Year Lay Member Program (FLMP).  

For more questions about time commitment in certain leadership roles, feel free to email us!

If my application gets rejected, can I still attend events or volunteer for a  leadership position? 

You are welcome to join Psi Chi at UCR as a prospective member! Psi Chi member applications open at the beginning of each quarter; therefore, you will have multiple cycles to apply to until you meet all the requirements.

I cannot attend Psi Chi events due to other commitments, how can I receive any missed information?  

We provide recordings of our general meetings and workshops on our YouTube page. In addition, we send weekly emails with our latest information, subscribe here!

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