Depending on your major, you may wish to become a member of our student organizations and honors societies.

Psychology Club

The mission of the Psychology Club is to create a community of students who share a common interest in the discipline of psychology and its broad application while also providing students with connections to Psychology faculty and opportunities for social engagement.

We welcome Psychology majors and minors as well as anyone else who has an interest in Psychology. We hold regular club meetings and put on campus-wide events that engage members of the larger academic community at UNE in activities that involve psychology. 

Past events have included:

  • NAMI: Five Stories of Hope and Resiliency 
  • Relay For Life: We make a team and fundraise annually 
  • Annual faculty student socials 
  • Brain Fair 
  • Out of the Darkness Walk  
  • Save the Waves 

More events are added every year.

How to Join

If you are a UNE student and would like to become a member of the Psychology Club, please contact Kana Colarossi at You are welcome to come to a meeting prior to joining, — you do not have to be a member to attend.

Faculty Advisor

Nicole McCray, Ph.D.
Decary Hall, Room 325

Animal Behavior Club

The Animal Behavior Club is open to all members who want to get involved with animals, learn about animals, and get the community pumped about animals.

How to Join

If you are a UNE student and would like to become a member of the Psychology Club, please contact

Faculty Advisor

Zach Olson, Ph.D.
Decary Hall, Room 335

Neuroscience Club at UNE

This student organization works with the neuroscience department to promote neuroscience as a major and promotes opportunities for students to know more about the neuroscience field. It also helps connect students with undergrad research opportunities.

How to Join

If you are a UNE student and would like to become a member of the Psychology Club, please contact

Faculty Advisor

Mike Burman, Ph.D.
Decary Hall, Room 328


Founded in 1929, PSI CHI is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).

With the stated mission of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship in the science of psychology, PSI CHI has grown to become one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with more than 1,100 chapters and 537,000 members. UNE's chapter was formed in 2010.

For more information, visit the official PSI CHI website or contact the UNE chapter's faculty advisor, Dr. Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour at

Become a Member

To be eligible for membership in PSI CHI, you must:

  • Be a major or minor in UNE's Department of Psychology 
  • Be at least a second-semester sophomore
  • Have completed 9 semester hours of psychology and/or neuroscience courses
  • Rank in the top 35 percent of your class in general scholarship
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology and neuroscience classes and cumulatively
  • Maintain a high standard of personal behavior


Induction Ceremonies


APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship

The intent of the Junior Scientist Fellowship is two-fold: to provide funding for a first-year or second-year graduate-level project and to provide constructive feedback to select applicants to increase their chances of achieving success on future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship applications.

The primary intent is to recognize outstanding research-oriented students who are entering their first year (or the first semester of their second year) of graduate study and to help them get their research off the ground. Graduate students from research-based psychology and neuroscience programs are eligible to apply.

The second intent of this fellowship is to provide written feedback to select applicants. Many students apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship without ever having applied for a research fellowship. By providing feedback to select applicants, this program encourages them to strengthen their NSF graduate fellowship applications.

Funds for this $1,000 fellowship must be used to support direct research costs. These funds can be used to pay participants, purchase essential equipment or software, acquire books or instructional manuals critical to one's line of research, pay fees to publish in open-access journals, or for any other direct research cost. The funds cannot be used for indirect costs such as travel, personal computers, or class textbooks. The funds can be used for any direct research costs in a student's first year (or in the second year, if submitting in the summer prior to one's second year) of graduate school and do not need to be limited to the research discussed in the Research Essay.

Special APS Membership Offer for PSI CHI Student Members

The Association for Psychological Science is offering a reduced APS Students Membership rate for PSI CHI student members. Membership includes subscriptions to four APS journals, discount rates for the APS annual convention, and other benefits. This offer is good for new memberships only. To take advantage of this offer, use the PSI CHI promotional code PSCH at

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