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Psych Iowa

Psych Iowa is an undergraduate student organization (formerly ISPA, which was formed in 1983). It aims to advance student involvement in and knowledge about the science of psychology. It is supported by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. All psychology majors are encouraged to become active in Psych Iowa and attend the sponsored activities. Psych Iowa programs have included service projects, evening discussions about graduate study in psychology, and workshops on careers.

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Psi Chi

The University of Iowa chapter of Psi Chi, the national honorary society in psychology, was established in 1984. 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 3.0

Students interested in joining Psi Chi should contact a Psychology advisor or

There is a joint leadership team for Psych Iowa and Psi Chi. Meetings of the groups are also usually held jointly. Students can join either or both groups.