Student Organizations


Peer Mentors provide psychology majors and anyone interested in psychology mentoring and outreach. Undergraduate psychology majors and MA/MS students are invited to join. Activities include staffing the peer mentor office, offering outreach to high school and community college students, supporting the psychology advisement office, maintaining the peer mentor bulletin board, publishing a newsletter, and sponsoring a Psychology Day event or activity. Applications are available in H-830M, contact Dr. Kris Beals for more information. 

Psychology Department Student Association

The Psychology Department Student AssociationOpens in new window  (PDSA) was founded in the fall of 1973. The parent association is the Departmental Association Council which administers funds and makes decisions regarding just how the money funded can be spent. Every psychology major is automatically an inactive member of the PDSA. PDSA meetings are held bimonthly and the organization sponsors speakers and other discussions of interest to students, such as an annual panel discussion on how to get into graduate school. These meetings are to keep you informed of what is going on in the Psychology Department and to allow you to express your opinions on various issues. Besides sponsoring speakers and panel discussions, PDSA raises funds for various projects, such as sending students to the Western Psychological Association meetings. Elections for PDSA officers are held annually. The Executive Board consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations, Historian, Inter Club Council (ICC) Representative, and ICC Alternative. Students are always encouraged to chair, and to participate on committees that are established by the PDSA. Visit the PDSA home page for more information.


Psi Chi is the national honor society for psychology students. To be admitted into Psi Chi, a student must have completed nine semester hours of psychology (or 6 semester hours and be registered for 3 more), have declared a psychology major or minor, have a 3.2 GPA overall and a 3.5 GPA in psychology. Graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better in all graduate courses including Psychology. Psi Chi meetings are held once a month. Elections, for Psi Chi officers are held annually in the fall of the academic year. For membership or any other information, you can e-mail Psi Chi at or find out more at the Psi Chi home page.

Latin Student Psychological Association

Latin@ Student Psychological Association is a new organization, founded in the spring of 2013 and was created to represent the Latin@ community in the psychological field on the CSUF campus. Our goals include reaching out to the underrepresented Latin@ community, academics, community service, networking, and socializing. We desire to advocate, educate, and empower the Latin@ community to realize their full potential in the field of Psychology. Meetings are held weekly in the Humanities building. We help sponsor presentations, workshops, and discussions with various topics such as graduate programs, speakers, GRE prep work, showcasing resources available on campus, difficulties facing the Latin@ community, and much more. We also offer leadership opportunities, networking opportunities, fundraisers, socials. Meetings and presentations pertain to current psychology major/minors, potential majors, those with interests in psychology, and to various other majors, as some topics vary in applicable fields. We actively encourage all majors/minors to participate in our meetings and socials. Our elected positions offer great leadership experience to help build skills for post and current bachelor careers. Elections are held annually at the end of the spring semester. For more information please email us or visit our Facebook page

Psychology association of graduate students of color and allies 

The Psychology Association of Graduate Students of Color and Allies (PAGSOCA), established in the spring of 2019, is a social, academic, and professional organization that serves to promote the success and interests of graduate students of color in the Psychology Graduate Program and their allies. This organization aims to accomplish this by: fostering a sense of community through empowering relationships with peers and faculty, sharing academic and career resources that contribute to success in the graduate program and professional pursuits, and collaborating with members and faculty to educate about and promote cultural diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence within the Psychology department. For more information, please contact