Student Groups

Looking to connect with others? Join one or all of three psychology student groups.

Each offers ways to network among your peers, connect socially and build community within the Department of Psychology.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.

Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Learn more about Psi Chi membership

Faculty Advisor: Timothy Donahue, Ph.D.

Black Psychology Student Association

Our mission is to enlighten, empower and inspire students with interest in their rich history, present and futures as it relates to how it controls our thoughts and behaviors today. We also promote growth through networking, community service and engagement in the overall VCU community.

BPSA strives to develop students’ involvement within various communities by stimulating latent abilities though discussion, implementation and practice of psychological ideologies as they relate to people. Through active participation in Richmond and VCU’s cultural groups and gatherings, it is our hope that each student will become more capable and aware of shaping social change.

Though our association promotes growth and success within the Black community and has its roots in psychology, we welcome members of all races, ethnicities, cultures, majors and interests. Learn more about the BPSA

Faculty adviser: Shawn Utsey, Ph.D.

The Psychology Club

The purpose of the Psychology Club is to provide support and guidance to those pursuing further education and a career in the field of psychology, or those who are interested in the field of psychology.

The club will provide students with opportunities to become acquainted with peers who share similar interests, faculty members within the department and professionals in the field. Our goal is to allow students to have an opportunity and space to explore new ideas and topics they find interesting surrounding the field of psychology. Learn more about the Psychology Club

Faculty adviser: Rich Bargdill, Ph.D.