Psi Chi Honor Society

Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology. Psi Chi is affiliated with the American Psychological Association and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Its purpose is to encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship in psychology and to promote scientific advancement in the field. In conjunction with the AU Psychology Club, The AU chapter of Psi Chi is active in sponsoring speakers and programs of interest to psychology majors and the general Augusta community and broader CSRA.

Membership Requirements

Membership is available to students who

  • Have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework
  • Have completed at least 9 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology courses
  • Have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the entire university or the college that houses psychology (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)1
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses.


If the top 35% cutoffs are not available, a minimum 3.3 GPA rule may be used as long as the selected cutoff truly represents excellence among peers.

For additional information about the AU chapter of Psi Chi, contact the Psi Chi faculty advisor, Dr. Tadd B Patton.