Some of the best learning in college happens outside the classroom
The Psychology Club is a non-profit organization based on the CSUB campus. Though we are called the Psychology Club, all majors are welcome. We want to help build leadership and communication skills through community service and social events. In addition, the Psychology Club allows students to mingle with other students and faculty involved in Psychology.
There is no minimum GPA or specific major requirements. There is no fee to join the club, but we'll hold fundraisers to help sponsor or participate in various events throughout the year. We also help maintain the psych lab for our fellow students. Come join a great group of people and have a good time while doing it!
Psi Chi Club
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is open to both undergraduate and graduate students with psychology as a major emphasis of study who meet the minimum requirements. Psi Chi publishes the Eye on Psi Chi and the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research for its members. The total number of memberships is now over 500,000 across the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Ireland, and New Zealand.
The two main goals of Psi Chi are to provide academic recognition of scholarly excellence and to offer a climate of creative development to its members. The CSUB chapter does this through workshops, research conferences, community service, and social events. Our chapter works closely with the CSUB Department of Psychology to promote psychological research, both basic and applied, and to support excellence in our psychology majors.
If you are interested in joining, please click the link above for membership information and applications. If you are a member and you would like to become more involved, click on the button below.
It is easy at a commuter campus like CSUB to attend your classes, then leave immediately after for home or work. You can earn a degree this way, but you'll miss much of what your once-in-a-lifetime college experience has to offer. This is a time to experience, savor, and grow.
And if you are planning to attend graduate school, you should know that graduate schools also value students who have these out-of-class experiences on their resumes.
Here are a few suggestions for getting more involved:
- Join the Psychology Club or Psi Chi or both
- Become a research assistant on a research team
- Attend a Psychology research conference
- Become a teaching assistant
- Form a study group with other Psychology majors
- Eat lunch on campus with other students
The University is a busy, sometimes stressful place. Students who get involved and support each other experience less stress and find college more rewarding. So get involved today!