Student Organizations

Psi Chi

Psi Chi  the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to students who have distinguished themselves in scholarship and are majoring or minoring in psychology or a program that is psychological in nature.

It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies  and an affiliate of both APA and APS.  Psi Chi is a federation of chapters located at about 1,100 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.A., Canada, the Caribbean, Ireland, and New Zealand;  collectively they have inducted more than 500,000 lifetime members.

Established in May 1993, through April 2012 Sewanee's chapter roll numbers 209 undergraduates. Assistant Professor Jessica Siegel is the faculty advisor.

The Psychology Club

The Psychology Club welcomes majors, non-majors, and anyone interested in topics in Psychology to socialize and learn more about the field. We have many research and professional opportunities available as well as countless connections waiting to be made. Please contact the faculty advisor of the club, Dr. Jordan Troisi (jdtroisi@sewanee.edu), to hear more about it! 

Past events have included and will continue to include:

  • Movies, TedTalks, discussions, and pizza 
  • Sponsoring “meet and greet” events with Psychology faculty members
  • Information sessions on applying and entering graduate schools for Psychology
  • Presentations on jobs outside of the college environment for students of Psychology
  • An informal session with the Assistant University Counselor talking about eating disorders