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VCSU Psi Chi Chapter Inducts Inaugural Members

Apr 25, 2023

A group of VCSU students inducted into Psi Chi pose for a group photo.

12 VCSU Students Inducted into the International Honor Society in Psychology

Twelve Valley City State University (VCSU) students were inducted during the inaugural ceremony for the new Psi Chi chapter on campus. Psi Chi is the college student honor society for the International Honor Society in Psychology.

“We are proud to bring Psi Chi to campus and recognize these hard-working, high-achieving psychology students,” Dr. Kiersten Baughman, faculty advisor for the group, said. “This chapter will help elevate and recognize students pursuing careers and research in this field.”

Psi Chi was founded on September 4, 1929 during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology. The Honor Society’s stated purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Many of the Society’s members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology, including several presidents of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS), numerous national and international award winners, and various other renowned research psychologists, authors, professors, and practitioners.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of both the APA and APS. Psi Chi has grown over the past 90 years into one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with more than 1,165 chapters located at college and university campuses throughout the U.S.

Chapters not only recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the Society, but also sponsor programs and activities which augment and enhance the regular curriculum, offer an outlet for service to the campus and the community at large, and provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. Psi Chi’s Society service projects illustrate the Society’s commitment to its mission of “student excellence, reflected in scholarly and professional growth within psychology and the ability to impact society positively.”

A student being inducted into Psi Chi by Professor Anthony Dutton.

A student sits at a table with a Psi Chi certificate.