Psychology Student Groups

Student Groups

PSI CHI          PET          Sparky's Service Dogs

Part of Psychology's commitment to its undergrads is to support student groups where our majors can participate in a range of activities that not only enrich their college experience by forming lasting friendships but will also provide outreach services to the community and additional opportunities for engaging in the science and discipline of psychology.



Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general. 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 goal is to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership.
  • The second goal is to offer a climate that encourages members' creative development. 

For more information regarding Psi Chi and their mission, please visit

The ASU Psi Chi Chapter engages in various activities that benefit our members.  We host and participate in events for both undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year, including fairs, conventions, and research programs. 

Beginning in Fall of 2018, our active members may qualify to receive free graduation cords paid for by ASU Psi Chi.

NOTE: Do not apply at  Applications filled out on cannot be processed. Click here for directions on how to apply to the ASU Psychology Psi Chi on the Tempe campus.

 Not a member yet? Interested in receiving emails from us about membership and events? Sign up to receive email updates from Psi Chi here.

Psi Chi Events and Social Media

Psi Chi hosts various events throughout the school year. These events are open to all ASU students unless otherwise stated. Come learn something new and grab some free food!

The best way the stay up to date on Psi Chi events, volunteer opportunities, and more is to follow us on social media:

Instagram: @asupsichi






September Chapter Meeting


5:30 – 6:30 pm

PSY 230

Road to Grad School:

Have questions about Graduate School? Our panel of current graduate students has the answers.


4:30 - 6:00 pm

PSY 230

October Chapter Meeting


5:30 – 6:30 pm

PSY 230


Interested in becoming an Undergraduate Research Assistant? Come get the inside scoop on how to get credit for working in a lab, and meet representatives from the labs themselves.


4:30 – 6:00 pm

PSY 230


See eligibility requirements below.


12 am (Midnight)

Link to apply will be provided soon.

November Chapter Meeting


5:30 – 6:30 pm

PSY 230

Arizona Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference:

Our biggest event of the year take place in the Spring semester. Come experience what a research conference is like right here at the ASU Tempe campus.


All Day!

Memorial Union

 Officers & Faculty Advisors for Academic Year 2018-2019

President: Matthew Zucker
Vice President: Ashley Thompson
Director of Communications: Phelicity Wiese
Director of Finance: Johnny Hudson
Director of Community Outreach: Libby Edit Villalobos
Director of Special Events: Sara Quinones and Sarah Foltz
Director of Public Relations: Jessica Johnson
Director of Recruitment: Devan Walter
Director of AZPURC: Kevin Parkinson

Department of Psychology Faculty Advisors

Dr. Keith Crnic is a Psychology Professor and former department chair. His research interests include parent-child interaction; parenting; family process predictions to emerging behavior problems in young children; and the nature of stress in parent-child relationships and its influence on child and family functioning.

Dr. Lynda Mae is a Social Psychologist who teaches a number of psychology classes at ASU and does trial consulting. She specializes in creating multimedia presentations for the classroom and courtroom.

Dr. Madeline Meier is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on the causes, course, and consequences of substance abuse, particularly marijuana abuse. She is also interested in how retinal imaging technology can be used to answer new and important questions in psychological science.


Undergraduate students must:

  • be currently enrolled in and have an established GPA at Arizona State University
  • have completed at least 9 hours of psychology coursework at Arizona State University
  • have declared a major or minor in a psychology-related field
  • have a minimum 3.25 psychology GPA
  • have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA

Graduate students must:

  • be enrolled as a graduate student at Arizona State University
  • have established a graduate GPA at Arizona State University
  • have declared a psychology-related concentration or minor
  • have a minimum 3.25 overall graduate school GPA

Transfer Students: If you were not a member of Psi Chi at your previous institution, you must complete 36 hours total hours at any accredited institution, including 9 hours of Psychology credits to be eligible. Twelve credits from ASU must also be completed.  Undergraduate or graduate students who were already a member of Psi Chi may transfer their membership to ASU by completing a membership transfer form.

Psi Beta Students: Unfortunately, membership in Psi Beta does not automatically grant entrance into Psi Chi. Psi Beta students will be considered by the eligibility criteria for undergraduate students and will have to apply as such.

Application Process

How to join Psi Chi

Applications for Spring 2018 are available now. Click here for application instructions. Once you are accepted, lifetime membership dues can be paid online, or by dropping off the money with a Psi Chi officer in PSY 255 during their scheduled office hours. Checks can be dropped off in the Psychology Advising office in PSY 202. Do not apply at General Member Applications are due  March 13, 2018.

Psi Chi is offering three competitive, need-based scholarships each semester based on GPA, Psi Chi involvement, and event attendance. Contact for more information on how to apply.

Transferring your Psi Chi membership from another institution: Drop off your application to the psychology advising office in PSY 202 or email it to


Psychology Engagement Team (PET)


Our goal is to have fun while we provide outreach to the community in ways that can have a positive impact on someone’s life. Even if you participate in other student groups or through a sorority/fraternity, PET will provide you with an opportunity to meet other psychology majors who share your interests and may have common career goals. Through PET, you can build lasting connections for life after college and into grad school and jobs.  Check out Facebook  and more and Get Psyched!


Each year PET plans and participates in a wide variety of events to get Psychology students connected to the discipline, the department, and their peers. The Halloween Hunt is a campus-wide scavenger hunt where students can solve riddles to win prizes. We also plan Mental Health Awareness week every March where students can attend many events that provide mental health education and outreach. This week-long event is a collaboration between PET and other groups across campus to plan events ranging from crafting donations for Gompers children, to walking in the Out Of The Darkness Campus Walk, or attending health wellness talks.

PET Meetings

PET meets every Monday at 7:30 PM in PSYN 334. Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming PET Events

Oct 30 Halloween Hunt, 6:00p to approx 9:00p, PSY Building south end, Main Patio. Join us for a monster-themed scavenger hunt through campus. Bring your friends and have a great time running around, eating food, and getting psyched for Halloween.

Date TBD Exam Cram, Come study with your friends and get help from your teachers to help you succeed on your final tests.

April 9th-13th, 2018 Mental Health Awareness Week, Join us for a week-long, campus-wide event related to mental health issues. More information to come!

Officers & Advisors for Academic Year 2018-2019

President: Vasiliki Laloudakis
Vice President: Kyle Bauer
Director of Finance: Thomas Poniatowski
Director of Marketing: Emily Randle
Director of History: Ryliegh Collins
CLAS College Council Representative: Jessica Siegel, Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology Staff Advisor: Dawn Phelps

Meetings are Mondays from 5-6pm in PSY 265

Want to Join? Contact Us



Sparky's Service Dogs

Mentored by Psychology's reknown canine expert Dr. Clive Wynne, Sparky's Service Dogs (SSD) is a student club first founded two years ago by Kinesiology major, Taylor Randle and friends who decided to get involved with Power Paws Assistance Dogs, a non-profit based in Scottsdale. Being a dog "raiser" is a 24/7, 365 day x 2-year job where dogs go everywhere with their raiser including the classroom. Although the number of raisers is currently capped at 10 this year, the club has about 100 members who provide support and assistance to the raisers including dog sitting.

SSD's mission is to train, raise, and socialize service dogs in partnership with Power Paws Assistance Dogs as well as raise awareness and educate the community regarding service dogs and the etiquette surrounding them. This student group also wants to create a supportive community for students on campus and to increase the spirit of volunteerism within the ASU and greater Phoenix communities.

Officers and Faculty Advisor(s) Academic Year 2016 - 2017

President: Taylor Randle
Director of Administrations: Jordan Patterson
Director of Programs: Katie Ennis
Director of Attendance: Alyssa Santa Cruz
Publicity: Molly Findlay
Director of Fundraising: Linda Vela
Historian: Hannah Patterson

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Clive Wynne, Department of Psychology

For information on how to join this group, contact club president, Taylor Randle and read more in the ASU Now article by Mary Beth Faller.