Student Organizations

Student Psychological Association (SPA)

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SPA is a student-run organization that provides skills and experience to undergraduate students interested in the study of psychology. Through volunteering, exposure to professional research and interaction with faculty, SPA gives its members a taste of what the study of psychology involves. Membership in the SPA is open to all majors (freshman through seniors). More information about SPA can be found on the bulletin board across from the first floor elevators in the Psychology building.

Psi Chi: International Honor Society in Psychology

Prospective Psi Chi members must have completed at least 9 credit hours worth of psychology coursework at NIU and they must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a psychology GPA of 3.25. If accepted, members have to pay a one-time lifetime membership fee and are expected to be actively involved in our chapter. Students who meet the requirements are invited to apply online.

Inductions are held once a semester; students accepted by about midterm can be inducted in the same semester.

Meetings are held every other week and information about the schedule of upcoming events and meetings is posted on the Psi Chi bulletin board located on the ground floor of the Psychology building.

Psi Chi's advisor is Katja Wiemer, who can be reached at