The Ph.D. Program in Psychology encourages students to participate in the following organizations:

Graduate Student Teaching Association

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The Graduate Center serves as the host institution of the Graduate Student Teaching Association of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA, Division 2). We are currently in our second term of service, which extends through December 2019.

We encourage you to become involved in the GSTA by participating in our regularly scheduled pedagogy workshops, by conducting research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and by attending national and regional teaching conferences as GSTA ambassadors! Contribute to the blog where graduate students and faculty throughout the U.S. share ideas about student-centered teaching practices and discuss a variety of topics pertaining to in the Teaching of Psychology.

To get involved or join the leadership team! Write to us at

Find out more about the Graduate Student Teaching Association: About pageTeachers of Psychology websiteFacebook, and Twitter.

Psi Chi International Honor Society

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Psi Chi International Honors Society is an international organization of professionals, scientists, faculty, students, and alumni whose mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. The organization offers grant support for graduate student research and conference travel. 

If you are a new prospective member, please go online to the Psi Chi website, and "Apply for Membership”.  Once you arrive at the member application, choose the Graduate Center from the drop down menu (under T for The Graduate Center) then fill in all info required by a red star, type in your name at the bottom as your signature, then hit "submit." All NEW members and faculty who are joining for the first time must do this.
ATTENTION: All NEW members and faculty who are joining for the first time must also pay a $55 membership due. If you do not have $55, do not apply for membership online.

Once you have filled in the information online as a new member, the next step is to fill out the New Member Application Form so that we can verify that you are a graduate student in good standing to join Psi Chi. Please contact the chapter Advisor, Professor Patricia Brooks, at if you have trouble with the form – an Excel version is also available upon request.

The final step is to make payment by bringing a check for $55 to Swe Swe Htay in Room 6203.23 of The Graduate Center, made out to The Graduate Center.  You can schedule an appointment at

Once this is received, an induction will be done either on Research Day or Pedagogy Day! Congratulations, you have joined a PsiChi chapter that will bring in many wonderful opportunities!

Transfer Memberships

Students or faculty who are already members and need to transfer their membership to The Graduate Center must give their member ID # to Professor Patricia Brooks, the Psi Chi advisor, at (call Psi Chi if you don't have it). The Psi Chi advisor will complete a transfer request form on your behalf for free.