Psychology honor society establishes chapter at GGC

Georgia Gwinnett College has installed its chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society for the field of psychology. At the chapter’s May 24 induction ceremony, 18 students and three faculty members joined the organization as charter members. They were joined by four faculty members whose membership was transferred to the GGC chapter.

Georgia Gwinnett College has installed its chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society for the field of psychology. At the chapter’s May 24 induction ceremony, 18 students and three faculty members joined the organization as charter members. They were joined by four faculty members whose membership was transferred to the GGC chapter.

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Stas Preczewski and Lois Richardson, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Cathy Moore, dean of the School of Education, will serve as college representatives in the organization. The new chapter’s faculty advisor is Benjamin Brown, assistant professor of psychology.

Psi Chi was founded on September 4, 1929 during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The society’s purpose is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Many of the society’s members have led distinguished careers in psychology, including several presidents of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, numerous national and international award winners, and various other renowned research psychologists, authors, professors, and practitioners.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and has grown over the past 81 years into one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world. Psi Chi has more than 1,100 chapters located at college and university campuses throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Ireland, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Chapters recognize academic achievement, and sponsor programs and activities which augment and enhance curriculum, offer an outlet for service to the campus and the community at large, and provide practical experience and fellowship.

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