Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. It functions the same as Psi Chi. It is a federation of campus chapters operated by student members and faculty sponsors. Psi Beta has over 130 chapters at two-year colleges and shares national office space with Psi Chi in Chattanooga TN. Psi Beta and Psi Chi have a cooperative mission that was formalized by both National Councils in 1992. Chapters provide programs and activities occassionally cosponsored with other Psi Beta and Psi Chi chapters. Psi Beta participates with Psi Chi at APA and regional meetings and presents national awards annually. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, which regulates membership requirements.
Students eligible for Psi Beta membership must be enrolled in an accredited two-year college with a Psi Beta chapter, rank in the top 35% or have an overall GPA of 3.0 in a 4.0 system (whichever is higher), have at least a B average in psychology, complete at least one semester of psychology and 12 semester hours total college credit, have demonstrated a geniune interest in psychology and high standards of personal behavior and integrity. Upon request, Psi Beta sends a letter of introduction to Psi Chi advisors when Psi Beta members transfer. If invited to join, the Psi Beta student must pay the registration fee for Psi Chi membership. Our College Psi Chi would like to extend an invitation to transfer students who are members of Psi Beta to apply for Psi Chi membership at this College.
For information on chartering a Psi Beta chapter contact Psi Beta toll-free: 1-888-PSI-BETA.
The mission of Psi Beta honor society is professional development of psychology students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research and community service.