Holy Cross College is pleased to announce that Annabella Alfreda ’26, Julian Garcilazo ’24, Ashley McDonald ’24, Andy Rambadt ’25, and Catherine Stiller ’26 will be inducted into Holy Cross College’s Psi Chi chapter on Friday, February 16, 2024 as part of the college’s Parents & Family Weekend festivities.

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are in the top 35% academically and who are making the study of psychology one of their majors or minors. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The mission of the Holy Cross College’s Psi Chi Chapter is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Being part of the chapter is an honor bestowed on students who are psychology majors or minors who have shown academic excellence.

“My hope is that our Holy Cross College Psi Chi students will develop a sense of pride in their psychology education, a sense of community and support as a chapter and glean the honor and the many benefits that come from such membership,” noted Dr. Cosette Fox, Associate Professor of Psychology and faculty advisor of the chapter. Psi Chi is an honors society recognized worldwide and students can benefit from this recognition of excellence wherever life takes them. This membership is prestigious and will make them look more marketable for jobs and graduates school applications.

In order to qualify, students must:

  • be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature
  • have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework
  • have completed at least 9 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology courses
  • have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the entire university or the college that houses psychology (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses

Jack Mason will provide the keynote presentation.   Jack is a second-year student in the PsyD program at the University of Indianapolis. He graduated from Holy Cross College in 2022, where he was co-president of Psi Chi and involved in multiple research projects. He is currently working at DePauw University Counseling Services as a Clinical Trainee. His research interests include substance use, addiction theory, and growth mindset.

Current Holy Cross College’s Psi Chi chapter officers are Alexandra Buchlmayer ’24, president; Lucas Snyder ’24, co-president; Anna Beer’24 vice-president; Emma Hawkins’24, Secretary; and Jonathan Bachelor’25 treasurer.