The St. John’s Queens Campus chapter of Psi Chi was established
in 1964. Major programs hosted by Psi Chi, such as graduate school
and career planning workshops, have been going on yearly since the
organization’s establishment. Psi Chi also plans academic lectures
and socials to which all members of St. John’s University are
invited to. The Psi Chi Christmas Party and Psi Chi
memorabilia (sweatshirts, mugs) are two fond memories of Dr. Alice
Powers, a former faculty moderator for Psi Chi. “In 1994, for the
30th anniversary of the St. John’s chapter of Psi Chi, we invited
all of the alumni back for that year’s induction with the help of
the Alumni Office. We had a good number of alumni come back and it
was a big party.”
Psi Chi used to program events and hold general body meetings with
what was then called the Psychology Club. The Psychology Club did
not have academic standards of which were needed to be met by
members, which is the major difference between the two. The
Psychology Club is now known as the Student Psychological
Association and although they are separate organizations under St.
John’s Student Government, Inc., Psi Chi and the Student
Psychological Association still co-sponsor events together.
Psi Chi has monthly general body meetings during common hour
(Mondays and Thursdays at 1:50 pm) in Marillac room 434.