Penn State World Campus students establish chapter of psychology honors society

October 20, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State World Campus students majoring in psychology have established a chapter of the international honors society Psi Chi, and more than 15 members will be inducted during a ceremony online and on campus Oct. 24.

The new Penn State World Campus Psi Chi chapter members and the public can watch the induction by live stream at 7 p.m. EDT from the lobby of Old Main on the University Park campus at http://meeting.psu.edu/wcpsichi. Those members who live near the campus are welcome to attend the ceremony in person.

The Penn State World Campus chapter is only the third online Psi Chi chapter in higher education.

The honor society’s mission is to advance the science of psychology by professional development. Members have access to grants, contests, mentors and networking opportunities such as attending conventions and Psi Chi social media.

“World Campus students have access to new research opportunities as well as awards and grants that I know we are capable of achieving,” said chapter president Angel Bingham, of Jacksonville, Florida. “We are Penn State, and we can do anything we set our minds to.”

Faculty adviser Brian Redmond, senior lecturer and assistant director of curriculum development for psychology, has been working with World Campus students to initiate the chapter.

“The creativity and persistence of our World Campus psychology students in addition to their great academic performance made this possible,” Redmond said. “The group is very proud to be the first online chapter of Psi Chi awarded to a non-profit institution as well as the first discipline-specific honor society for the World Campus.”

World Campus offers a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science in psychology.

For more information about the bachelor of arts program, visit its website.

For more information, about the bachelor of science program, visit its website.

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Last Updated October 20, 2014