Student Organizations

The psychology department fosters a collegial environment that encourages students to develop their interest in the discipline through contact with fellow students as well as faculty members. These student-led organizations enrich the experience of psychology students at Valpo.


Psi Chi is an international honor society for outstanding students of psychology. Psi Chi offers benefits, including the opportunity to apply for research funding, opportunities to present research, leadership development, and association with a national network of psychologists and other excellent students in the discipline. Professors Blake Bent sponsor the Valpo chapter of Psi Chi. Psi Chi Website »


The PsychClub is a network of students who gather to share ideas and experiences related to the field of psychology. The club is open to majors, minors, and anyone else interested in psychology. The club offers an opportunity for members to participate in a variety of activities including social events, volunteer projects, and professional events as well as taking an active role in welcoming incoming psychology students. For information regarding the PsychClub, please contact Professor Abbie Thompson.


Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. CSI promotes a strong professional identity through members who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity. Its mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. The CSI chapter at Valparaiso University (Zeta Sigma Chi) was established in 2012 and is dedicated to upholding these values through volunteer activities, such as working with Habitat for Humanity and local food pantries, developing and presenting research related to professional issues in the field, and hosting special training and workshops for students and counseling faculty.


The national organization of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) is a community of counselors, counselor educators, graduate students, and school and community leaders who seek equity and an end to oppression and injustice affecting clients, students, counselors, families, communities, schools, workplaces, governments, and other social and institutional systems. VU’s chapter brings this work to our local campus and community. This group is first-year cohort led, but membership is open to all VU CMHC students.