Psychology Club and Psi Chi

Psi Chi


In May of 1998, Western State Colorado University was granted a charter to Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is accomplished through an application process and is based on academic success, coursework in psychology, all-campus activities and possession of a 'fine and upstanding character'.

Currently, Psi Chi functions as a subgroup of the psychology club, although members of Psi Chi do not have to be participants in psychology club or vice versa.

Students who apply to and are accepted to Psi Chi pay once for a lifetime membership; at present there are no chapter dues. Scholarships are available to individuals for whom the $25 membership fee creates financial hardship. For more information, email, and chapter officers will respond to your queries.

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club at Western State Colorado University was created so that students of psychology and interested others can participate in discourse and activities that are psychological in nature. Psychology club serves both social and educational functions, and our activities are designed to accomplish both functions.


You do not have to have a major or minor in psychology to participate in the psychology club. We invite anyone to join, as we encourage diverseness of opinion and perspective. (However, you must be an enrolled Western student to benefit from club funds received through the Western Student Government Association. Non-enrolled individuals are welcome to participate in psychology club activities but would have to furnish their own funding, if any activity necessitated funding as such.)


Recent activities include attendance and participation by 10-20 students each year at conferences throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada.

Psychology Club students also organize blood drives on campus and volunteer at numerous non-profit organizations throughout the Gunnison Valley.

Various speakers have been sponsored by the psychology club, and workshops on internship and graduate school are offered under the auspices of the psychology club.

Dozens of students are involved in designing and carrying out research projects on topics ranging from research on stress to human and animal behavior. The students collect data and present results at national and regional conferences.

For more information, contact Suzy Coykendall, Faculty Advisor @ 970 943-2645, 209 Kelley Hall, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO 81231, or