Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Psi-Chi and Psychology Club Induction Ceremony

On the evening of Wednesday, November 4th, the UMKC chapter of Psi Chi and the Psychology Club had their Fall induction ceremony, welcoming 24 new members.

Psi Chi: Nicholas Cale, Suqiang Chang, Komal Dasani, Andrea Garcia, Jennifer Lewis, Jennifer Moreno, Roxana Ruiz, Sara Shirk, Stephanie Thomas, and Cynthia Wilson.

Psychology Club: Brodie Barnard, Nicholas Cale, Ashaunta Dorch, Hannah Fugate, Andrea Garcia, Dillon Hall, Shelly Katoch, Allison Koerperich, Courtney Monzyk, Zach Ross, Kianda Simmons, Melanie Somogie, Breanna Wexler, and Cynthia Wilson.

New members in attendance recited the Psi Chi ‘Oath of Membership’ and participated in a candle lighting ceremony. We will be holding another induction ceremony, and accepting applications for both organizations, in the Spring semester.

Psi Chi is the national honor society in Psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is for life and you’ll enjoy benefits such as scholarship programs, research competitions, reduced dues for professional organizations like the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and getting to know fellow psychology majors here on campus at UMKC. Please visit our web site for information about the eligibility requirements.

If you’d like to be involved in a student organization but aren’t yet eligible for Psi Chi, please consider joining he Psychology Club! Psychology Club is the sister organization to Psi Chi and is open to any students who are interested in psychology—there are no membership fees and no GPA requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the Psi Chi and Psychology Club officers by email at, or the faculty advisor, Dr. Bennett, by email at You can also visit our website Psi Chi & Psychology Club.