Association of Psychology Undergraduates
Founded in 1969, the APU is a student organization whose goals are to facilitate student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction and to provide a forum for student ideas. Its goals are to assist undergraduates with all aspects of the major, from an introduction to the major designed for freshmen considering the major, to navigating the graduate school admission process for seniors. APU will assist you in understanding the various aspects of the Psychology Department and the major, keep you informed of current events, introduce you to professors and graduate students and provide you with peer mentors and peer counselors. Additionally, APU keeps you informed of events within the Department, as well as possibilities for research careers in Psychology. Information about events and activities is available via the APU mailing list and Student Services Office listserv.
Psi Chi (The International Honors Society in Psychology)
The Berkeley Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology, is located in the APU Office, 3330 Tolman Hall. Students who have achieved an honors level grade point average overall, as well as in the major (GPA of at least 3.5) are eligible for membership. There is a one time initiation fee, which covers life-time membership. Psi Chi is usually represented at the regional Western Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association meetings, through which student members can participate in convention activities.
Psychology at Berkeley (Undergraduate Journal)
Psychology at Berkeley is a journal that publishes undergraduate work in psychology. It is unlike most other publications at UC Berkeley, however, in that it mainly seeks to publish scientific studies that undergraduates have completed themselves. That is, it seeks to publish senior honors theses, psychology 101 papers, and other independent research projects done by undergraduates. However, other works, such as theoretical papers and essays written specifically for the journal are considered for publication as well. The purpose of Psychology at Berkeley is to disseminate the findings of students' studies, to further expose the Berkeley campus to the research and work being done by undergraduates all year long. In doing this, Psychology at Berkeley hopes to highlight the importance and excitement of studying psychology!
The PsychologiCal Committee formed in Fall 2015 as a department sponsored effort to build the community of Psychology students, faculty, and alumni. Committee members bridge Psychology student organizations and work in partnership with the Student Services Office to orient students to opportunities and cultivate the Psychology community at Cal. Join our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/psychologicalcommittee/ or send us a message at Psychological@berkeley.edu.