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Psi Beta

Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and a branch of the Association for Psychological Science.

The mission of Psi Beta is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at Motlow through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.



  • Gain recognition for achieving the honor of membership. Recognizing entities include: Psi Chi, APA, APS, psychology departments at colleges and universities, and employers
  • Eligibility for national awards
  • Eligibility for these annual awards: Building Bonds, Chapter Excellence, Chapter Community service, Individual Community Service, College Life Award, and Faculty Advisor
  • Publication in the nationally distributed Psi Beta Newsletter
  • Be designated as a Psi Beta honors graduate and wear Psi Beta regalia at graduation
  • Psi Beta members participate in national, regional, and local psychological association programs
  • Psi Beta members are eligible for student affiliate membership in the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Psi Beta membership meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level (2 levels higher) in numerous Federal occupations


Students on any Motlow campus may be considered for membership by meeting the following criteria:

  • A Motlow overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 based upon a minimum of 12 college units
  • Earned a grade of "B" or higher in at least one psychology course
  • Is a student in "Good Standing" at the college
  • Maintains acceptable semester-to-semester academic progress in matriculation towards graduation from Motlow
  • Maintains high standards of personal ethics, integrity, and behavior
  • Has the approval of the faculty advisor at the campus the student attends and the chapter primary faculty advisor
  • Has received a formal written invitation to membership from the primary faculty advisor

Visit the National Psi Beta website

Constitution and Bylaws

PSI BETA experiences

  • Interact with faculty outside the classroom including field trips
  • Learn more about the professional and educational choices available in psychology
  • Meet outstanding professionals in psychology
  • Participate in community service
  • Meet peers with similar interests
  • Be involved with Psi Beta on the national level
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