Student Groups

Participate in groups organized for and by Psychology students.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship and advances the science of psychology. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students making the study of psychology one of their major interests. Membership benefits include;

  • Demonstrate to future employers and graduate schools you were a dedicated student of psychology
  • Enjoy opportunities for networking and further learning with faculty and students with similar interests
  • Get involved on campus

How to join:

  1. Confirm you meet the academic requirements.
  2. Complete the application. (Select University of Missouri – Kansas City as your chapter location.)
  3. Email a copy of your unofficial transcript to the faculty advisor, with “Psi Chi application” in the subject line
  4. Once approved, you will be notified by email. You will then need to bring $70 USD cash, check or a money order (made out to UMKC Psi Chi) to Cherry Hall, room 324. This money covers the $55 fee for a lifetime membership in Psi Chi International; the remaining $15 goes into the UMKC account for programming use.
  5. After we receive the money, you will be invited to join the Psi Chi network through RooGroups, and you will need to accept the invitation. Within a few weeks, you will be contacted by the international organization welcoming you as a member and inviting you to an induction ceremony.

Psychology Club

Psychology Club is the sibling organization of Psi Chi. Its goal is to provide enriching social and educational opportunities beyond the classroom within the field of psychology. Whereas Psi Chi events often focus on advancing the science of psychology (which is consistent with its mission), Psychology Club officers have aimed to bring opportunities for practical and applied experiences to students. Also, unlike Psi Chi, Psychology Club membership is free and open to all UMKC students. If you are considering a career in psychology or are just interested in learning more about the field, we encourage you to join Psychology Club.