Millersville’s chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, was recently awarded a Psi Chi Model Chapter designation for the 2009-10 year.

“I had originally started the establishment of Psi Chi at Millersville in 1987 and we became an official chapter in 1989,” said Dr. Susan Luek, psychology, and Psi Chi faculty advisor at Millersville. “Psi Chi went international in 2009, which also marked the year of its 80th anniversary.”

Criteria for Psi Chi Model Chapter designation includes annual/financial reports submission, chapter activities submission for the journal, Eye on Psi Chi, voting in Psi Chi Society Elections, conducting at least one chapter induction per year and no outstanding debts to the Psi Chi Central Office.

“Participating in Millersville’s chapter of Psi Chi has proved immensely rewarding for me, said Jennifer Weathersby, vice president of Millersville’s Psi Chi chapter.  “As an officer of this organization, I am able to take an active role in promoting good scholarship within the psychology department, while also assisting members of the local community. “It feels great to be a part of an organization that promotes such well-roundedness among its members.”

Founded at Yale University in September 1929, the purpose of Psi Chi is to advance the science of psychology and encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship of members in all academic fields.

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