Psychology Honors Society
The Champlain College Psychology Honors Society is focused on achieving the standards of PsiChi, a national honors society, including advancing Psychology as a field by promoting high achievement within the field, community service projects related to mental health and human services, as well as promoting leadership on campus.
To qualify to be a member of this group and of PsiChi, students must be majoring or minoring in Psychology, have completed at least 3 full-time semesters of college courses, at least 9 semester hours in psychology courses, a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in their Psychology courses.
In our first semester as a club, we hosted a candy gram fundraiser and raised $98.57 for Hope Works, an organization that helps people who are victims of sexual violence or assault. We also collected clothing for ANEW Place; a local shelter aimed at rehabilitating homeless people in the Burlington area. Along with our volunteer work we focused on social and academic work by hosting a movie night and a graduate school workshop.
This fall, we hosted a Halloween movie night, served food to the homeless community at COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) and the Salvation Army, and hosted an event that explained what happens to your brain neurochemically when you experience depression.
In the upcoming semester, we will host events regarding everything from a supply drive for the homeless to Zen Aikido. We will also be applying for national chartership to Psi Chi in hopes of offering the school's first Psi Chi chapter.
In 2016, we walked in the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk after raising over $1,000 for the cause.
The Psychology Honors Society meets Mondays from 2:00–3:00 PM in Joyce 211.