The Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University works to ensure the student
experience is collaborative with activities, speakers and organizations to enhance
your learning experience.
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 to encourage, stimulate
and maintain excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. Psi
Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate
of the American Psychological Society.
Psi Chi has chapters at more than 890 senior colleges and universities. A National
Council, composed of psychologists who are Psi Chi members and who are elected by
the chapters, guides the affairs of the organization and sets policy with the approval
of the chapters.
Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who meet the following qualifications:
Majoring in psychology.
Completed at least nine credit hours in the major.
Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
We’re proud of the work our students and teachers do, which is why we honor their
accomplishments each year with awards for both undergraduates and graduates.
The Dorothy Orthwein Bates Endowed Scholarship helps students in good standing in
the clinical program to facilitate the completion of their degree by eliminating the
necessity of concurrent outside employment.
The Gayle A. Olson and Richard D. Olson Award recognizes students in the experimental
program for excellence in research at the master's and doctoral levels. An award is
given for both a thesis and dissertation each year.
The Kathleen Tall Award recognizes the accomplishments of a graduate student in the
clinical program who has returned to school after another career, significantly impacted
the morale of other students, or demonstrates excellence in both the classroom and
The Outstanding Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology award recognizes the accomplishments
of a student in the clinical program who excels across the areas of academic course
work, clinical vertical team performance and research.