How to Join

Ready to be recognized for your scholarship, leadership and service in psychology?

To join Psi Alpha, your high school must have a chapter, so the first thing to do is to determine whether your high school has a Psi Alpha chapter. Ask one of the full-time psychology professors at your high school, contact the student activities office, or visit and search your high school website. If your high school does not have a chapter, consider persuading a psychology professor to begin the process of chartering a new chapter so that you can join. The forms and procedure for starting a new chapter can be found on this website. The national office will do everything possible to expedite the formation of a new chapter at your high school.

Membership requirements

Academically related qualifications required for Psi Alpha membership:

  • You have completed a high school or college psychology course with a grade of B or higher.
  • You have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • You have an interest in psychology.
  • You have good standing in the community.
  • You pay a one time, lifetime fee.

Note: The eligibility criteria listed above represents the minimum. Chapters are free to adopt higher standards (e.g., 3.5 GPA).

Next steps

After your chapter advisor has verified that you meet the eligibility requirements to join Psi Alpha, the advisor will schedule an induction ceremony and send you an invitation by email. The invitation email will include a link to a member registration form and from there you will enter your information and pay your one-time lifetime membership fee through Stripe via credit or debit card online. You will receive your certificate at your induction ceremony, or from your advisor if you cannot make the ceremony.

(Note: in some cases, the chapter collects the membership fees from students and sends a single check to the Psi Alpha National Office to cover all students being inducted. Your chapter advisor will inform you if that fee arrangement is in place. In most cases, however, students pay their membership fee online at the time of registration.)

Already have an invitation?

If a Psi Alpha chapter advisor has already emailed you an invitation, simply click on the link provided in the email, or visit our Student Login page to manually enter your info into the system.

Awards & Competitions

Psi Alpha sponsors awards and scholarships for active members, chapters and advisors.

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Psi Alpha

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