Students Honored to Be Inducted in National Psychology Society
Argyrakis, Andy, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Andy Argyrakis Daily Herald Correspondent
Being inducted into an honor society is one of the highest accolades a student at any level can receive.
Even more prestigious are nationwide organizations such as the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. Benedictine University has a chapter for psychology majors.
The university recently announced the members newly inducted into the society, which seeks to reward them for their hard work and give them an organization to belong to as they head into professional positions after graduation.
"There are several things a student must go through in order to be considered for induction," said James Iaccino, moderator and vice president/secretary of Benedictine's chapter. "Those that have made it into the society have demonstrated that they are serious students who want to be successful in their field upon graduation."
The requirements for membership include the completion of eight semester hours in psychology, registration for a major or minor in psychology, a rank in the highest 35 percent of one's class in general scholarship, a B average or better in psychology courses and high standards of personal behavior.
Though several of this year's candidates were seniors, the inductees included many underclassmen.
"Those that have been inducted will be able to have this as a reference and resource as they head out into the workplace," Iaccino said. …