The Las Positas College Chapter
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 ~ Room 2460
What is Psi Beta?
Psi Beta® is the national honor society in psychology for community
and junior colleges. It is the first two-year college honor society
approved for membership in the Association of College Honor Societies,
which regulates membership requirements. The society functions as
a community of chapters located at over 170 accredited two-year colleges.
Psychology students become members through chapters at their colleges.
The chapters are operated by the Psi Beta student members and faculty
advisors. A National Council composed of Psi Beta advisors guides
the affairs of the organization and determines policy. The national
office coordinates and records activities and maintains membership
files. Psi Beta participates with Psi Chi and other organizations
at APA, APS, and regional psychology conventions.
Psi Beta at Las Positas College
Our Purpose is to encourage, stimulate, promote and recognize interest
and excellence in psychology, to advance the science of psychology,
and to nurture scholarship in all fields of study. As a member of
Las Positas College's Psi Beta Chapter, you will have opportunities
to become involved in educational activities on and off campus and
participate in community service projects. You will also be able to
meet and socialize with other students who share yourinterests, and
learn more about the large field of psychology. All of these activities
can enhance and facilitate your transition from Las Positas College
to a four-year institution, and, later, help you move into your chosen
profession. Students of all majors are invited to join.
MEETING: Thursdays @ 2:30 in Room 2460
Benefits of Membership
Permanent record of membership recorded on your LPC transcripts.
Permanent record of achievement, which will be beneficial on applications and resumes.
certificate, card, gold pin.
Gold medallion and ribbon to wear at LPC graduation ceremonies. Additional regalia may also be purchased.
record of membership maintained by the national Psi Beta office,
which will be beneficial on applications and resumes. Verification
of membership for references throughout the member's lifetime.
National recognition for outstanding performance by an organization meeting the high standards of the Association of College Honor Societies.
for student affiliate membership in the American Psychological Association
(APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).
Opportunity to participate in regional and national psychological association conventions.
Opportunity to submit research papers and community service projects for monetary awards and national recognition.
Opportunity to be of service to the community and college.
Membership in Psi Beta is
open to all Las Positas College students who meet the following criteria:
Completed at least one semester
(3 unit) psychology course with a minimum grade of B;
Completed at least 12 overall college
Earned a minimum overall 3.00 GPA
Demonstrated a genuine interest in psychology and high standards of
personal behavior and integrity.
Approved by the
Las Positas College Psi Beta chapter.
How to Get Started
Contact your psychology instructor, Psi Beta faculty advisor (Ernie
Jones) or any Psi Beta officer, or join us at one of our regularly
To apply for membership, you will be asked to do four things:
out an application for membership (click here).
2) Type a minimum one-page statement outlining your
interests/goals in psychology and why you want to join Psi Beta.
3) Submit application, personal statement, and
your LPC transcripts to the faculty advisors (Ernie Jones or
Robin Roy) or your psychology instructor. (A copy of transcipts
3) Make out a check for $75.00 (covers: the one
time national membership fee $50 and gold medallion/ribbon, $25)
(Make out check to LPC Psi Beta. Check should also have
your LPC student ID "W" number).