Great minds welcome at new psychology honor society!

November 7, 2018

Do you love to learn about people? Connect with others with Jackson College’s new Psi Beta, the Community College National Honor Society in Psychology.

Students who plan to major or minor in psychology, as well as students who simply have an interest in psychology, are invited to learn more. Professor Michael Walraven said that the American Psychological Association has been promoting Psi Beta and offered Jackson College the opportunity to launch its own chapter. Professor Walraven will serve as lead faculty advisor, while Associate Professor Anthony Cleveland and Professor Jackie Burkhard will also serve as faculty advisors.

Members will have the opportunity to gather with like-minded students while benefitting from additional contact with faculty and psychological materials. They may learn leadership skills, gain research experience or enter award competitions. For those psychology majors planning on transfer, transfer scholarships and linkages with honor societies at universities are available. Members will gain a lifetime career reference and have the opportunity to wear honor regalia at graduation.

Psi Beta will have regular meetings and information sessions for students at all campuses. Membership is open to students with a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and have completed 12 credits total, including a psychology class with a B or higher. Complete details at https://psibeta.org/.

Upcoming information sessions will be held:

  • Nov. 12, 1 p.m. at Central Campus, James McDivitt Hall, Room 115
  • Nov. 13, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Hillsdale LeTarte Center, Room 12
  • Nov. 14, 2:30 p.m. at Jackson College @ LISD TECH, Room 223

For more information, please contact Michael Walraven at MGWalraven@jccmi.edu.