How do you join a student organization?

There are 3 student organizations within the Psychology Department. The Psychology Club is open to all majors as well as interested freshmen and non-majors. To join you need only contact one of the officers. The student chapter of S.H.R.M. (Society for Human Resource Management) is open to majors and non-majors who may be interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources (personnel). As with Psychology Club, students interested in joining should contact one of the student officers. Eligibility for membership in Psi Chi (The National Honorary Society for Psychology) includes:

  • Completion of at least 3 college semesters
  • Completion of 9 semester hours of psychology courses (*for us, that is 3 courses)
  • Ranking in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship

Students meeting the above criteria are invited to join in a letter from the President of Psi Chi and the Faculty Advisor to Psi Chi.


SOCIETIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Psi Chi is a national honor society in psychology and has a local chapter on Moravian's campus.

The society was founded in 1959 and has more than 400 chapters located at accredited colleges and universities throughout the nation. Its national headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. The national organization holds a convention in conjunction with the American Psychological Association, sponsors research award programs, and publishes a national newsletter quarterly.

At the regional level, Psi Chi sponsors conventions in conjunction with the regional psychological associations. Psi Chi members are given the opportunity to present their research papers at these conventions. Psi Chi members presenting their research receive the Psi Chi certificates of recognition for excellence in research.

The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Our chapter programs are designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum, to utilize the talents of the members, and to afford interaction with fellow members, faculty, and other psychologists.

Students are invited to join Psi Chi based on:

  • Completion of at least 3 college semesters.
  • Completion of 9 semester hours of psychology courses (*for us, that is 3 courses)
  • Ranking in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship

The Psychology Club at Moravian College, an organization comprised of students with an interest in psychology, provides its members with the opportunity to organize events related to the field of psychology which include workshops and seminars. The faculty advisor for the Psychology Club is Dr. Zaremba

Anyone interested in the club is urged to attend the meetings. New members, along with new ideas, are always welcome.


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), catering to I/O psychology majors and others interested in Human Resource Management, provides its members with the opportunity to become acquainted with topics such as job motivation, salary and incentive plans, employee training and development, labor relations, how to produce and evaluate resumes, and other issues and emerging trends in the personnel area.

The purpose of this organization is to introduce students to the business world. This is encouraged by frequent interactions between the student chapter and the Lehigh Valley Personnel Association. Dr. Brill is the faculty advisor for SHRM.