Department of Psychology

Student Organizations

Psi Chi International Honor Society

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. The Morgan State University Psi Chi Chapter was founded on May 23, 1958, and is the second Historically Black College University (HBCU) to earn that distinction. The purpose of our chapter is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology. We provide information, activities, opportunities, and resources to help students grow professionally, academically, and personally. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are studying psychology. To be eligible for membership a student must:

  • Be a psychology major
  • Be at least a second-semester sophomore
  • Complete at least 9 hours of psychology coursework
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a psychology major GPA of a 3.

In addition to our annual Psi Chi Induction Ceremony, the following are examples of activities organized by Morgan State University's Psi Chi Chapter:

  • Psychology Graduate school forum
  • Careers in Psychology Speaker Series
  • Exam Study Sessions
  • Emotional Wellness Workshops
  • Psi Chi Game Night
  • Various community service activities in collaboration with other student organizations on campus

Advisors:  Dr. Ingrid Tulloch (ingrid.tulloch@morgan.edu) and Professor Natasha Otto (natasha.otto@morgan.edu)

Psychological Society

The Morgan State University Psychological Society is an academic club focused on informing the Morgan community of how the science of psychology impacts everyday life. The Psychological Society keeps members abreast on events, promotes friendly association between faculty and students, broadens students' knowledge of career options and opportunities in psychology, and actively promotes community service and campus involvement. The Morgan State University Psychological Society was founded September 30, 1951. Interest in such an organization was stimulated by majors in the Department of Psychology and by the staff of the Department. There was a need to share with the general student body some of the applications of psychology to daily living. The Psychological Society aims to support psychology majors and share opportunities that would foster academic and professional growth, as well as create a social program that would allow students to become better acquainted with other psychology majors.

Advisor:  Dr. Amber Hodges (amber.hodges@morgan.edu)