Student Groups

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Undergraduate Groups:

Psi Chi

Undergraduate students are encouraged to join Psi Chi in order to stay informed about relevant events and opportunities. Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 for the purpose of stimulating, encouraging, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.

Students who wish to become members must have completed at least 5 quarters hours of college courses and 14 quarter hours of psychology courses. Eligible students must be a psychology major or minor, have an upper 1/3 class ranking (currently a GPA of 3.33 or higher), and a psychology GPA of at least 3.0.

Contact if you're interested in joining the club.

Graduate Groups:

Psychology Graduate Student Association (PGSA)

The Psychology Graduate Student Association (PGSA) is a student group comprised of psychology graduate students at Portland State University. The PGSA is designed to meet several functions:

  • Provide a line of communication with the Psychology Department Faculty.
  • Support graduate students in reaching their goals.
  • Educate graduate students regarding issues affecting them.
  • Network, creating valuable ties to the community.

All graduate students in the Department of Psychology are automatically members of PGSA.

Neuroscience Club

The Neuroscience Club at Portland State University is a diverse group of people that are very curious about how the brain inspires behavior, cognition, and reality. Our educational backgrounds vary greatly and we find this to be a unique property of our club. There are no prerequisites required to appreciate the wonders that the field of neuroscience offers!

Our events aim to educate our community about neuroscience, including (but certainly not limited to) aspects of mental health, diversity, neurogenetics, neurological illness, drugs + the brain, and what potential careers in neuroscience look like. Everyone is welcome to attend our events, both PSU students and the public alike! Our events include discussions on peer-reviewed literature, game nights, neuroscience-related movie nights, neuroscientist and neurologist guest speakers, sheep brain dissections, arts & crafts night, and more!

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the PSU Neuroscience Club then please subscribe to our weekly newsletter about events that are happening by emailing and requesting to join our mailing list! Additionally, you can also reach out directly to our club president, Alisha Steigerwald, at for more information or any general questions.



Undergraduate Mailing List

The Psychology Department administers a listserv for majors and other interested students. All students with an interest in psychology are encouraged to sign up for the listserv in order to stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities (career workshops, for example). To subscribe, email, and type, "subscribe psychweb" in your message. If you have trouble signing up, please email directly.