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Psi Chi grants a charter allowing chapter at Criswell

Kendall Lyons |April 6, 2021

Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, has granted a charter for a Psi Chi chapter to be hosted at Criswell College.

The affiliation with Psi Chi gives the college’s psychology and counseling programs a chance to host the chapter, allows students with honor-level achievements to participate in the organization on campus, and provides access to resources in the psychology and counseling fields.

Dr. Steve Hunter, Program Director of the B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling programs, and Dr. Jennifer Burgess, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling, are co-advisors for the Criswell Psi Chi chapter.

Criswell students who will be officially inducted into Psi Chi are Deidra Gross, Anna Hunter, Gail Miller, Deborah Mwangamo, Hayden Parmar, Mariana Pina, Andy Sheets, Miguel Torres, and Kim Ward. The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6PM.

Psi Chi was founded on September 4, 1929, during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The society’s stated purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. Many of the society’s members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology, including several presidents of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS), numerous national and international award winners, and other renowned research psychologists, authors, professors, and practitioners.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of both the APA and APS. Psi Chi has grown over the past 90 years into one of the largest and most successful honor societies with over 1165 chapters located at college and university campuses throughout the world. The international organization bestows several regional and Society research awards, sponsors diverse programs at regional and national psychological association conventions, and publishes the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

Criswell undergraduate students choose from various degree programs. Students interested in a general education grounded in a strong biblical and theological foundation may pursue an Associate of Arts. Students at the baccalaureate level may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies, Christian ministry, psychology, philosophy, politics, economics (PPE), or a Bachelor of Science in education.

Graduate students may choose from Master of Arts programs in ministry, counseling, or biblical and theological studies. The Master of Divinity is also available for those pursuing ordained ministry or those who desire a more comprehensive ministerial education.

To find out more about the B.A. in Psychology or M.A. in Counseling programs, visit and contact Dr. Steve Hunter at

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