Penn State Greater Allegheny qualified to host a chapter of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology. The chapter was installed on Monday October 22, 2007 and the first students were inducted into the chapter.
Inducted and also assuming office were Jessica Rybar, President; Erika R. Thornton, Vice President; Elyse N. Walsh, Secretary; and Theodore J. Werner III, Treasurer. The other students inducted were Tiffany K. Ball, Todd J. Berta, Ramesh K. Palepu, Lacey J. Richards, and Stefanie H. Vigar.
Psi Chi was founded on September 4, 1929, during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The Society?s purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is one of the largest honor societies in the world. Since 1929, Psi Chi has installed more than 1,050 chapters and inducted more than 500,000 members at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. These chapters not only recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the Society, but also sponsor programs that augment the regular curriculum, offer service to the campus and the community at large, develop leadership skills, and provide fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. For more information about Psi Chi and its grants, awards, and service programs, go to the Psi Chi website at http://www.psichi.org/. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.