The Penn Undergraduate Psychology Society (PUPS) is an organizaion for all University of Pennsylvania undergraduate students interested in exploring psychology.

PUPS sponsors numerous events aimed at assisting undergraduates in becoming part of the psychology community both here at Penn and in the field at large. Regular events include lunches with psychology faculty, advice sessions before course registration, round-table discussions of current issues in psychology, career and graduate school panels, and more.

Membership is open to all Penn undergraduate students.  Everyone is welcome, not just those who are currently majoring/minoring in psychology. In order to stay up-to-date with the group's events, please register for our listserv using the follwoing form:



Psi Chi is the National 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 undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).

Contact: Penn's faculty advisor for Psi Chi is Dr. Beth Krause. Her email is

Psi Chi serves two major goals--one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development. For example, the chapters make active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.