The University of Central Arkansas chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, has been designated as a Psi Chi Model Chapter for 2019-20.

This is the 13th consecutive year the chapter has earned this distinction.

The UCA Psi Chi Chapter was one of 23 chapters selected from a worldwide pool of more than 1,180 chapters to achieve the Model Chapter status this year. In recognition of the award, the Psi Chi chapter will receive $100 and a custom certificate.

Founded in 1979, the UCA Psi Chi chapter has inducted 1,005 members. Minimum qualifications for membership include being a psychology major or minor, completion of at least three psychology courses and a cumulative and psychology GPA of at least 3.30 and ranks in the top 35 percent of the candidate’s class.

For more information about membership or the UCA Psi Chi chapter, contact Shawn Charlton, professor of psychology and chapter advisor, at 501-450-5415 or or Veda Charlton, clinical instructor of psychology and chapter co-advisor, at 501-450-5416 or

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded on September 4, 1929, during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. For more information about Psi Chi and its grants, awards, and service programs, go to the Psi Chi website at Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.