Spring 2015 Meetings
- Meeting Dates: TBD
2014-15 Executive Board Officers
President: Richard Green
Public Relations Officer: TBD
Membership Officer: TBD
SGA Representative: TBD
Qualifications: Must be a member of Psi Beta and able to attend all General Meetings
Advisor: Cynthia (Cyndi) Cornejo, PsyD, Associate Professor/Psychology
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to promote professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.
How to Join
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Psi Beta
Psi Beta is a psychology honor society with a focus on community service guided by the ethics and mission statement of the national Psi Beta organization. Students have the opportunity to be active members if they meet the academic criteria AND the following membership criteria starting Spring 2015.
The membership eligibility requirements are as follows:
- 12 college courses completed
- Have completed a college level psychology class with a grade of B or higher
- Maintain a 3.25 to graduate with a Psi Beta graduation regalia
- $80 one-time membership fee (life-time membership)
New Membership Criteria
- MUST attend 1 of 2 monthly meetings from September through April during the academic year
- MUST attend 6 of 8 monthly service events from September to April during the academic year
If you are unable to commit to the membership criteria, you will continue to be recognized as a member of the national Psi Beta organization on their website and rolls, but you will NOT be recognized by the PSC Psi Beta Chapter, and $30 of your original membership fee will be refunded. Additionally, you will not receive ANY PSC graduation regalia if you do not meet the membership criteria.
Benefits of Membership
- Members gain recognition for achieving the honor of membership. Among the entities that recognize Psi Beta membership: Psi Chi, APA, APS, psychology departments at colleges and universities, and employers.
- Verification of membership for references throughout the member’s lifetime.
- Eligibility for national awards (e.g., the student research paper awards provide cash prizes of $500, $300, and $200 to three winning students).
- Eligibility for these different annual awards: Building Bonds, Chapter Excellence, Chapter Community service, Individual Community Service, College Life Award, and Faculty Advisor.
- Publication of membership and activities in the nationally distributed Psi Beta Newsletter.
- Opportunities for ethnic minority students to participate in the annual Diversity Project mentoring program during the annual conference of the American Psychological Association.
- Psi Beta offers the experience of operating a chapter and provides opportunities to acquire leadership skills, interact with faculty outside the classroom, learn more about the professional and educational choices available in psychology, meet outstanding professionals in psychology, participate in community service, meet peers with similar interests, and be involved with Psi Beta on the national level.
- Psi Beta membership contributes to the member’s confidence and feelings of self-worth.
- Psi Beta offers the opportunity to participate in national, regional, and local psychological association programs, including paper and poster presentations at professional conferences.
- Psi Beta student members are eligible for student affiliate membership in the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
- Psi Beta membership meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level (2 levels higher) in numerous occupations in Federal service.