Undergraduate Psychology Organizations
THE PSYCHOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL, is open to all students interested in psychology. The Council organizes or contributes to a number of events each year, such as Study Abroad information meetings, "How to Get Into Graduate School" workshops, GRE information sessions, a night dedicated to introducing and describing the Department of Psychology's Honors Program, the Research Open House, Student/Faculty Luncheon, community service events, professional panels and more. The Council maintains its bulletin board on the 3rd floor of Meliora Hall (outside the copy room, Meliora 367), and is available to students for consultations on teachers, courses, majors/minors, etc. Being active in the Undergraduate Psychology Council is an excellent way to meet other psychology students at all levels, to learn about psychology at the University of Rochester beyond the courses, and to engage in interesting current issues in informal settings.
The Council holds weekly meetings, Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Meliora Hall, Room #366. To be added to the Council's mailing list, e-mail the secretary, Bria Seals.
Current PSYCHOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL officers follow:
- Yaritza Perez and Shannon Hughes, President
- Matthew Papay, Business Manager
- Bria Seals, Secretary
- Crystal Houston, Public Relations
- Nathan Nguyen, Member-at-Large
PSI CHI, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is represented by a developing Rochester chapter. Psi Chi's national criteria for membership specify that applicants must be declared psychology majors or minors who have completed 4 courses in psychology with a GPA of at least 3.0, and are in the top 35% of their class. National guidelines also permit the local chapters to develop criteria that are higher than those set by the national organization and local criteria are currently being developed.
Current Psi Chi officers follow:
- Clint Cantwell, President
- Nicole Podoloff, Vice President, Foundation/Service
- Sydney Robinson, Vice President, Membership
- Yaritza Perez, Secretary
- Jacqueline Carpenter, Business Manager
Both the Undergraduate Psychology Council and Psi Chi have mailboxes in the CSP department office on the third floor of Meliora Hall.