Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I JOIN PSYCHOLOGY CLUB?
Come to a meeting! We meet every other Wednesday from 6:15pm-7:15pm. Please check Facebook for the Zoom link. Everyone is welcome! See below for how you can become an active or exemplary member.
DO I HAVE TO BE A PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR TO JOIN PSYCH CLUB?
No! All majors are welcome. As long as you have an interest in psychology or any of its related disciplines, you are a perfect fit for the UF Psychology Club.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS AND EVENTS?
Our meetings are held every other Wednesday from 6:15-7:15 pm. We are currently meeting online via Zoom due to Covid-19. You can keep track of our meetings and events using our online club calendar. Also, check out our social media for current information!
WHAT IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER AND HOW DO I BECOME ONE?
Active members are members who have paid dues, have attended at least 3 of the 6 General Body Meetings, and have gone to at least 1 of every type of event (Social, Academic, Fundraising, Philanthropy) for the semester.
Exemplary members are members who have paid dues, have attended at least 3 of the 6 General Body Meetings, and have gone to at least 2 of every type of event for the semester.
Active and exemplary member status is awarded at the end of each semester at our semester banquet. Your "active" status reflects your participation during the current semester. Be sure to check out our Psych Club Membership Page for more information.
HOW MUCH ARE DUES? WHEN ARE THESE DUE?
Dues cost $25 for the year or $15 for the semester. Fall dues include a Fall club t-shirt. Fall/Spring dues include a discounted ticket for the semester banquet. These are due by the 3rd General Body Meeting of the semester. If you paid for the whole year in Fall, your dues have been paid for Spring.
You must pay either semester or yearly dues by the 3rd General Body Meeting to be considered an active or exemplary member for that semester. You can pay dues through Venmo (@UF-Psych-Club) or CashApp ($UFPsychClub). Both Venmo and CashApp can be used for events throughout the year. Make sure to reach out to our treasurer to fill out a transaction form to ensure we have received your payment.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PSYCH CLUB AND PSI CHI?
Psychology Club is UF's largest organization for psychology. Our club holds meetings, events, and offers resources for UF students who have an interest in psychology. Psi Chi is the International Honor Society for psychology. This honor/affiliation is obtained through acceptance of an application. Be sure to check out our Psi Chi Membership Page for more information.
You do not have to be a Psychology Club member to apply for Psi Chi, or to be accepted into Psi Chi. However, the Psychology Club officer board serves as a liaison between UF and Psi Chi national headquarters. We send applications to Psi Chi on your behalf and we hold induction ceremonies at each semester banquet for those who have been accepted. Besides the induction ceremony, UF's chapter of Psi Chi does not hold additional meetings or events.
WHO CAN JOIN PSI CHI?
Transfer students are invited to apply to Psi Chi if they have met the above requirements at UF and/or their previous institution. You must bring in official transcripts for each institution you have taken psychology courses at.
Applications for Psi Chi are due by our 4th General Body Meeting.
HOW MANY POINTS DO I HAVE?
You can check your points on our Points Sheet. If you see a discrepancy in your points, contact the director of that event (contact information can be found on our Contact Us Page) as well as our Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to sign in at every meeting and event you attend so that we have an accurate record of your points.
I MISSED THE LAST MEETING. WHAT DID WE DO?
We post the meeting's Power Point, as well as guest speaker Power Points (if available), on our Facebook Page after each meeting. You can also refer to our Club Calendar, our social media, and our weekly Listserv for important dates and information.
Not on the Listserv? Email our Secretary at email@example.com with 'Listserv' in the subject line.
I HAVE SCHEDULING CONFLICTS.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Email our Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot make it to General Body Meetings or events due to classes or work. You can still be considered an active member if you meet the event requirement, pay dues, and attend any meetings that you can.
WHAT IS THE END OF THE SEMESTER BANQUET?
Psychology Club hosts a semester banquet for both Fall and Spring in order to celebrate the end of the semester, induct new members into Psi Chi, and recognize members who have qualified for active or exemplary membership status. The banquet does not count for points and is meant to serve as a semi-formal honorary event with catering. Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance for admission.
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