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Club & Organizations

The Department offers many opportunities to get involved:


The Psychology Student Association (PSA)

Icon Welcome to the TSU Psychology Student Association.  The premier organization for TSU’s Psychology majors/minors and those students interested in learning more about the principles and practice of Psychology.


To provide members with transformative information about the dynamic field of psychology; informing members of potential careers in psychology to generating successful graduate school applications to participating in robust discussions regarding romantic attachment styles and test anxiety.  Members will see Psychology in action.


The Student Association will demonstrate involvement in multiple facets of the field.  Areas of participation include:

  • Campus Involvement:  members will host and participate in events that address psychological issues that are of interest to the TSU student body such as building healthy relationships, test anxiety, substance use, and stress management.
  • Awareness of Community Resources:  members will visit local psychology resources, such as The Jung Center , Bo’s Place, The Children’s Assessment Center, etc.
  • Speakers: members will be invited to hear guest speakers from the community discuss diverse areas of interest in psychology study, practice, and trends.

Psi Chi

What is the Psi Chi?

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

What are the major goals?

Psi Chi serves two major goals- one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society’s obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society’s local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development. In addition, the organization provides programs to help with achieving these goals, including Society and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.

How to join?

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meets the minimum qualifications.

Please contact Dr. Arlene Gordon-Hollingsworth at for more information on joining Psi Chi.


Association for Black Psychologists (ABPsi) Student Circle

The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit. 

Purpose of the Association

The Association is organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including but not limited to:

Promoting and advancing the profession of African Psychology
Influencing and affecting social change; and
Developing programs whereby psychologists of African descent can assist in solving problems of Black communities and other ethnic groups.

Why join the ABPsi Student Circle?

The ABPsi Student Circle boasts a membership of several hundred students on college campuses nationwide.  Members of the Student Circle have access to scholarship opportunities, leadership development, professional networks, student support, scholarly writing opportunities, The Psych Discourse News Journal, The Journal of Black Psychology, and much more.  

How do I join?

Please contact Dr. Jannis Moody at for information on joining.