What is Psi Alpha?

Founded in 2018, Psi Alpha is a national honor society for high school students, inviting students who plan to major or minor in psychology, as well as students who simply have an interest in psychology. Our mission is to enhance America’s high school students’ understanding and knowledge of the science of psychology, how psychology benefits society, and career opportunities available in psychology.


Membership is offered through your school’s Psi Alpha chapter and is open to students who maintain a minimum GPA (typically 3.0), have completed a psychology course with a ‘B’ or higher or scored at least a 3 on the Psychology AP or IB exam. Students who have received a B or higher in at least one marking period of a psychology course are considered eligible. See ‘How to Join’ for specific details. Chapter activities are operated by Psi Alpha student members and faculty advisors, and the National Council guides the affairs and policies of the organization.

The Benefits of Psi Alpha Membership

Psi Alpha provides a means of national recognition and other lifelong benefits


Present your research nationally. Wear honor regalia accessories at graduation, and sport Psi Alpha apparel. Store in progress. 

Lifetime Reference

Psi Alpha is a career reference throughout your lifetime. We will always affirm your Psi Alpha membership.

Award Eligibility

Qualify for Psi Alpha student scholarships and enter a variety of annual national award competitions. Scholarships in progress.

New Opportunities

Learn leadership skills and gain research experience. Meet outstanding psychology professionals. Enhance your understanding of the science of psychology before college!

How to Join

If you have an invitation code from your chapter advisor, click here to register.

If you have not yet been invited but are interested in psychology and meet the requirements, contact the Psi Alpha chapter advisor at your school and ask to be invited. The chapter advisor will verify your qualifications and provide you an invitation code which you will use to register and pay a one-time lifetime membership fee. You will receive your official certificate at your induction ceremony as it will be shipped to your advisor.

Does your school need a chapter?

What if your school doesn’t have a Psi Alpha chapter? Students have been the motivating factor behind the establishment of Psi Alpha chapters. Check with your psychology professor or existing psych club to ask them about starting a Psi Alpha chapter.

How to become an advisor
How to start a Psi Alpha chapter

Psi Alpha

High School National Psychology Honor Society, directly affiliated with Psi Beta, Community College National Honor Society in Psychology.