San Diego State University’s chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, stands out among the 100 other collegiate chapters in the western United States.

“The psychology students at San Diego State University, with the support of their faculty mentors, have received 13 Psi Chi Regional Research Awards over the past 10 years. During this time period, your university earned more awards than any other school in the western region and the fourth highest number of awards received across all of the regional conferences in the United States!” wrote Merry J. Sleigh, Board President of Psi Chi.

The Psi Chi Regional Research Awards provide $400 to undergraduate and graduate members in recognition of the excellence of their research papers submitted to psychology conferences.

Department chair Paul Gilbert expressed his thanks to Allison Vaughn, who was the advisor for the student organization during the majority of these past 10 years and to Georg Matt who generously donates proceeds of his annual tomato sale to support Psi Chi and its members.

Congratulations to the students and their faculty mentors! Previous winners include alumnae Lauren McKinley, Tenille Taggart, and Julia Hammett, mentored by Terry Cronan, Jennifer Thomas and Emilio Ulloa, respectively.

The deadline to apply for initiation into the SDSU chapter is March 22, 2023. Students majoring or minoring in Psychology who have at least a 3.0 GPA in their psychology courses are eligible. If you would like to learn more about SDSU Psi Chi, meetings for the Spring 2023 semester are on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm.