Psychology Club and Psi Chi

Psychology Club

You don’t have to have a Psychology student to participate in the Psychology Club. We invite anyone to join, as we encourage diverseness of opinion and perspective. However, you must be an enrolled Western student to benefit from club funds received through the Student Government Association.


  • Designing and conducting research projects on topics like stress and human and animal behavior. Students have presented their results at national and regional conferences.
  • Attending annual conferences throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
  • Organizing blood drives and volunteering at numerous nonprofit organizations throughout the Gunnison Valley.
  • Sponsoring guest speakers and workshops.

Psi Chi

In May of 1998, Western Colorado University was granted a charter to Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is accomplished through an application process and is based on academic success, coursework in psychology, all-campus activities and possession of a “fine and upstanding character.”

Currently, Psi Chi functions as a subgroup of the Psychology Club, although members of Psi Chi do not have to be participants in the Psychology Club or vice versa.

Students who apply to and are accepted to Psi Chi pay once for a lifetime membership; at present there are no chapter dues. Scholarships are available to individuals for whom the $25 membership fee creates financial hardship. For more information, email