Join UALR’s Psi Chi Chapter

Purpose Statement

Psi Chi is a national honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. For more information about the Psi Chi Mission Statement and the benefits of joining, please visit the Psi Chi website.

Membership in Psi Chi is open to those who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who are students or faculty members in an institution where a chapter is located (such as UA Little Rock). Both undergraduate and graduate students who have registered for major or minor standing in psychology or for a program psychological in nature may be eligible for membership if other requirements are fulfilled. Students and faculty are elected to membership by the chapter at the institution, according to the provisions in the national Psi Chi Constitution. Any chapter, at its discretion, may establish higher academic standards for eligibility, but may not require service standards for eligibility. Membership in Psi Chi is open to all qualified candidates.


Eligibility for undergraduates includes:

  • Completion of 3 semesters or 5 quarters of the college course
  • Completion of 9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology courses
  • Ranking in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades


Eligibility for graduate students includes:

  • Minimum overall cumulative average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses


Ready to become a member?
Contact the faculty adviser, Dr. Robert Hines, at or (501) 569-3527.