Student Activities

Each semester Shippensburg University and the Department of Psychology hosts dozens of student focused events including invited speakers, career development seminars, graduate school sessions, internship fairs, movies, festivals, etc.  Please see the Psychology Department's Calendar of Events for upcoming activities.

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining scholarship in and advancing the science of psychology. Students are inducted into Psi Chi on the basis of academic success.

Student-faculty research enables students to experience the research process first-hand while contributing to the progress of the field of psychology. Undergraduate research provides students with the opportunity to engage in scientific discovery, while honing their analytical, writing, and communication skills. Students who receive undergraduate research grants will be recognized at the annual Minds@Work conference and have an opportunity to present their projects to the campus community.  Students researchers are also eligible for a number of annual awards sponsored by Shippensburg and the Department of Psychology.

The Psychology Book Club is a great way to engage with faculty members and other students outside of the classroom. The book club reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles relvant to psychology.  Book club members collaborative choose the books and the club meets once each semester for a shared group discussion. The book club is open to all Shippensburg University students (even non-majors)!