Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
Psi Chi serves two major goals–one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture members' creative development.
The Hillsdale College chapter of Psi Chi has been active for over 30 years. Its members meet a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 and have at least 9 credit hours in the Psychology program. Psi Chi sponsors an annual poster sale, which enables the chapter to bring in speakers on various topics in the field of psychology. In addition, the chapter has donated money to local causes.