The Department of Psychology has a chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.
Membership is awarded to qualified women and men studying psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is for life, and the $35 national registration fee is the only payment to the national organization, which does not charge annual dues.
About Psi Chi
Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of American University Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).
Psi Chi provides national recognition for academic excellence in psychology, an honor which can be noted on employment applications, vitae, and resumes. Also, as part of lifetime membership, members receive membership certificates and cards and are eligible to wear honor cords at graduation.
Awards and Grants
Psi Chi bestows 95 research awards each year and awards numerous grants of up to $1,500 for undergraduate research projects.
How Do I Join?
To join, please contact the Otterbein psychology department.
Benua Foundation Award for Academic Excellence
Given annually to a senior majoring in psychology who gives evidence of superior scholarship and who makes a significant contribution to the vitality and direction of the department.
2013 Recipient: Rachel L. Denz
Stephen Karsko Memorial Award
Given annually to psychology majors who, in commitment to the total University community, display openness and curiosity and who demonstrate definite leadership skills.
2013 Recipients: Christian Beal, Andrea J. Drobnick, Megan E. Gray, Madeleine C. Holmes, Kimberly R. Hutcheson, Sabrina E. Kohls, Kayla N. Mills, and Madeline N. Slack
Felipe Martinez Humanitarian Award
Given annually to a senior majoring in psychology who displays a general humanitarian emphasis both in philosophy and in ation, a strong commitment to personal growth and value-education, and an exemplary attitude toward the liberal arts.
2013 Recipient: Casey L. Buckler
The Joan Niewarsoski Jaschke Memorial Award
Awarded alternately between the departments of Psychology and English to a student(s) enrolled in the Continuing Studies Program who demonstrates excellence and leadership in the areas of psychology or literature.
2012 Recipient: Steffanie K. Norris
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