Starting a New Chapter
Thank you for your interest in providing this opportunity to students at your school. Starting a new Psi Alpha chapter takes a little time and work, but so rewarding for both students and advisors. This guide will help you complete the application process as quickly as possible. First, every chapter must have an advisor; many have several. Chapter advisors must teach a psychology class at the to-be chartered high school. It is this person, the “primary advisor,” who goes about the task of completing the necessary online application forms and sending them to the Psi Alpha National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next, the National Council will review the application papers to verify that they contain all the required information. If the forms are fine, the Council will approve the new chapter. The new advisor is then given logon status to the Advisor area within the Psi Alpha website. Once there, he or she then inputs the names and contact information for the charter members – the first set of students ever to be inducted by the new Psi Alpha chapter! Students will then be sent a code that allows them to pay online through Stripe via a credit/debit card. Once payment is received, the National Office sends all materials to the chapter advisor and the new chapter can host its very first induction ceremony!
To start the process, please print and prepare the following application. The documents include further instructions.
Chapter Application Form
This electronic form asks required information (e.g., name of the high school, when the school was last accredited, name of advisor, etc.). Use the overview guide to assist you as you complete the form. Finally, the application requires a letter of support from your Principal and Vice Principal (see the overview guide for a letter template). PsiAlpha_ChapterApplication
Application Overview and Guide
Click the link below to download full set of instructions for applying to open a Psi Beta Chapter.