Psychology Club and Psi Beta

The Psychology Department offers two excellent opportunities for students to get involved and explore their interests in psychology outside of the classroom. The Psychology Club and Psi Beta National Honor Society at Palomar run in concert and hold joint meetings on the second Friday of the month from 11:30-12:30pm. Use this Zoom link to attend). The Psychology club is open to any Palomar student with an interest in psychology, regardless of major. There are some specific academic requirements for joining Psi Beta, described below. Being active in both looks great for transfer applications and research shows that students who are active on their campuses tend to do better academically. Win! So, get involved and have some fun in psychology. In addition to the information below, check out the Psychology Club and Psi Beta website.

Psi Beta National Honor Society

Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology at the Community College level.  Its four-year university counterpart is Psi Chi.  The mission of Psi Beta is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.  To learn more about the National Psi Beta Organization, visit the Psi Beta website

The Psychology Club and Palomar chapter of Psi Beta meetings give students an opportunity to participate in activities related to psychology and hear guest speakers from various subfields in psychology. Although membership in Psi Beta has specific requirements, all students are welcome to participate in the meetings and events.  For additional information, contact send an email to

Benefits of Membership

Joining Psi Beta offers you the opportunity to interact with faculty and peers who share your interests in psychology.  It also offers the experience of developing leadership skills, eligibility for national awards and networking opportunities, it provides a sense of professional affiliation, and in general makes you a part of the fascinating field of psychology.  Psi Beta is recognized by numerous other honor societies, including Psi Chi (the 4-year university honor society in psychology) and makes you eligible for student affiliate membership in the American Psychological Association (APA) and American Psychological Society (APS).  Membership demonstrates to others that you are committed to the study of psychology.