Starting a new Psi Beta chapter is not difficult. This guide will help you complete the application process as quickly as possible. First, every chapter must have an advisor; many have several. Chapter advisors must possess a Masters’s or higher in Psychology or a closely related field (e.g., counseling or educational psychology). It is this person, the “primary advisor,” who goes about the task of completing the necessary application forms and sending them to the Psi Beta National Office. Next, the National Council will review the application papers to verify that they contain all the required information. If the forms are fine, the Council will approve the new chapter. The new advisor is then given login status to the Advisor area within the Psi Beta website. Once there, they will then input the names and contact information for the charter members – the first set of students ever to be inducted by the new Psi Beta chapter! – and creates an invoice that reflects the amount due to the Psi Beta National Office to prepare membership certificates, ID cards, and pins for the new members. Once payment is received, the National Office sends all materials to the chapter advisor and the new chapter can host its very first induction ceremony! To start the process, please print and prepare the following. The documents include further instructions.
This one-page form asks basic information (e.g., name of the college, when the college was last accredited, name of advisor, etc.). The form includes a helpful checklist – everything that must be submitted to make your application complete. Finally, the form requires signatures of support from your college president and your dean or vice-president of instruction.
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Download Chapter Application Completion Guide and Model Chapter Bylaw Template (NOTE: This document is undergoing revision. Contact the Executive Officer for a recent version.)
On a single page, list the psychology courses offered at your college. Provide the name of the course, and the number of credits/units that students can earn for each course. Don’t bother to list courses that your department rarely offers. Course descriptions are not needed. For example:
On a single page, list the names of the psychology faculty who teach in your department. For each instructor, please provide his/her name, degrees, specialization, and where obtained. For example:
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