Category Archives: Announcements

Meeting Minutes, Special Notes, and Chair Election Information!

Meeting minutes from the first general meeting are available on our website! Thank you to all who showed up, truly unprecedented! For those who were unable to attend, hopefully the powerpoint and website will answer most of your questions.
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A few notes:
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Tutoring Services:
– Great volunteer opportunity for Psi Chi members! Earn 25 points per hour! Works around your schedule! Sign up now!
– Please email uh.psichi.tutor@gmail.com with questions.
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Volunteer Events:
– 50 points for volunteering!!
– Friday October 6, 2017 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm is the ARC of Greater Houston Dance and Social
– Please email uh.psichi@gmail.com if you plan to attend, or if you can provide or need carpooling.
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For those who are interested in presenting a project /poster at next years SWPA, the due date is November 1st, so get your application in soon!

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Psi Chi chair elections will be held on October 5th at 5:45 PM in Heyne 135, at the next General Meeting. Below is a quick description of each officer/committee you can run for (you can also run for more than one chair position).  

Chair positions are open to members of both Psi Chi and Psychology Club! This is a great position that will help you learn and grow, while gaining valuable leadership experience. 

Social (President): Organize social events, and organizational activities to increase group chemistry.

Inductions (Vice President): Plan inductions ceremony for each semester, and compile member points.

Fundraising (Treasurer): Apply for funding from the university, upkeep of Psi Chi store, organize food for meetings and socials, organize bake sales and other fundraisers.

Volunteering (Secretary): Process applications for Psi Chi and Psychology Club, help organize volunteer opportunities, and tutoring services.

Academic Affairs: Plan annual SWPA conference, organize academic events, and organize journal club meetings.

Scrapbooking/Photography (Historian): Create Psychobabble newsletters, create flyers to advertise all events and meetings, upkeep of social media accounts, create yearly scrapbook, take photos at all events and meetings.

Please email what position(s) you would like to run for to uh.psichi@gmail.com. Also, don’t forget that the members will vote on each committee/chair, so having a little speech prepared is suggested! 

Recent events on campus

Hello fellow members,

There is some profoundly sad news about a member of the University of Houston family. A student committed suicide recently. While we do not know the reason for this students’ choice, we know that whatever it may have been, it affected them to the point that they felt they had one option left. Please be aware that there are many mental health services available. If you are having any problems, know that there are people who are willing to listen and to be there for you.

Some who face these issues feel like they are not worth helping, or that their problems are not “bad enough” to trouble someone else with them. If you fall into this category, please know that there are those willing to help you, no matter how large or small it may seem to you. What is important here is how these events or issues are affecting you. You are important. You matter. Please reach out to whoever you can.

Currently, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is allowing walk-in appointments, and is waiving their normal fees. If it is not current business hours, and you are in crisis, please call 713.743.5454. The consultant on duty will help you with whatever is happening.

If you are uncomfortable with talking to a CAPS representative, there are many resources available on this page. You can try to find social services to assist you on that page, and there are crisis hotlines listed as well if you need immediate help.

If you want to help your fellow students, please visit the UH Wellness Programs page, and consider signing up for one of the training programs to help you identify students in need, and provide you tools for providing assistance.

Please, everyone, be safe, and ask if you need help.

Psi Chi First Meeting!

Psi Chi hopes everyone made it through the storm safely, and that you are ready to restart this semester!

Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) and Psychology Club would like to welcome you to our very first general meeting of the semester!
This is open to all Psychology majors and those that have an interest in Psychology.

Our first meeting will be held on:

September 14th at 5:45 pm Room 135 in the Heyne building. 

Yes, we will have pizza!

Members, don’t forget to wear your Psi Chi shirts and bring along a friend! 🙂

For those who are free, at 5:15 pm there will be a short meet & greet with the new 2017-2018 officers, come by early and get to know us!

Please fill out a survey about your expectations and experiences with Psi Chi and Psychology Club

Like us on Facebook for more updates & news: Psi Chi and Psychology Club at the University of Houston.

Thanks and see you there!

Scholarships

Visit the Psychology Scholarships page for more information

Laurie T. Callicutt Scholarship
The scholarship of $2000 each is awarded annually to one of four outstanding junior psychology majors for use in their senior year based on academic and research excellence.
Lee and Beverley Martin Scholarship

This scholarship is based on need, no merit-based information is requested as part of the application.

Requirements:
Financial need.