Psi Beta

Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology is recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Psychological Science.

We are the only Psi Beta Chapter in Colorado. Membership is not limited to psychology majors. If you have an interest in any aspect of psychology, this is the club for you!

The mission of Psi Beta is to support and recognize the development of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and community service. Psi Beta membership is a well-respected sign of achievement early in one’s academic career. We are an active student organization offering leadership development, social, service, and academic opportunities. We provide fun and enriching opportunities for all CCD students interested in Psychology!

We now also have an Alumni Mentoring Program for our chapter; alumni who are currently attending Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado-Denver will be visiting our chapter this semester to share tips about transferring and success at the four-year college level and beyond.

Highlights of Psi Beta

Membership Is Free!

  • The only cost is a one-time fee of $50 for your national registration. CCD will now reimburse the entire amount to new members’ CCD accounts prior to the end of the semester that you join.

Graduation Regalia

  • Members receive recognition at an induction ceremony, a national certificate, pin and card, and permanent national registration with lifetime reference verification. Psi Beta membership also meets the requirement for GS 7 level (two levels higher than entry level) for numerous Federal occupations.

Psi Beta Membership Makes for Competitive Applications to College & Graduate School

  • Membership demonstrates academic excellence in the field of psychology and dedication to the goals embodied by psychology.  A Psi Beta alumni, Alexa Steed, has gone on to become the elected president of Psi Chi at CU-Denver in large part due to the experiences she gained as Psi Beta president while at CCD.

Mentoring

  • Members have the opportunity to participate in our Alumni Mentoring Program.  Psi Beta alumni who are currently attending Metro State and UCD visit our chapter to share tips about transferring and success at the four-year college level and beyond. 

Clinician Panel

Members can attend our annual clinician panel to ask questions and receive real-world information about what it's like to be practicing psychologist.  

Community Service

  • We provide outreach to the Auraria community on issues related to psychology. 

Becoming a Member

Criteria for Psi Beta Membership

  • Completed 12 semester hours of college credit
  • Completed at least one college Psychology course with a grade of B or higher.
  • An overall college GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Members do not need to be Psychology majors; all students interested in Psychology are welcome!

The only cost is a one-time fee of $50 for your national registration. CCD will now reimburse the entire amount to new members’ CCD accounts prior to the end of the semester that you join. So the actual cost to students at CCD is free!

Members receive recognition at an induction ceremony, a national certificate, pin and card, and permanent national registration with lifetime reference verification. Psi Beta membership also meets the requirement for GS 7 level (two levels higher than entry level) for numerous Federal occupations.

Our chapter has won many awards in the past, including individual student awards! These awards and membership in an honor society look great on college transfer applications, graduate school applications, and resumes.

Interested?

Send an e-mail from your CCD email account to Faculty Advisors: Wendy Parslow-Helton and Casey Casler

Be sure to attach a copy of your unofficial transcripts (via CCD Connect)