Psychology majors are encouraged to participate in research, service learning activities, and student clubs and organizations.

Psi Chi International Honor Society

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Its purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in psychology who meet membership requirements are eligible to apply.

Contact Ethan Harrod, Psi Chi adviser, for more information about this honor society.


If you would like to gain experience in conducting research, there are opportunities for you to work with a faculty member on their research or to conduct research of your own under faculty supervision. In the past several years, five students doing research with faculty have had their research presented at our regional and national psychology conferences.

Service Learning and Internships in Psychology

You can enhance your education through internships and service learning opportunities in the Milwaukee area. In addition to formal internship and learning service opportunities, you also can gain valuable experience and work for social justice by engaging with local agencies and organizations on your own or with other classmates.

Psychology majors have performed internships and service learning in the following areas and with the following organizations.

Service to Children

  • Community Advocates/Milwaukee Women’s Center
  • Milwaukee College Prep
  • Milwaukee Rescue Mission-Cross Trainers Academy
  • Notre Dame Middle School
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center

Addressing Homelessness/Poverty

  • Hope House
  • Milwaukee Rescue Mission’s Joy House
  • Repairers of the Breach

Service to Adults

  • 9 to 5 Milwaukee
  • Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin
  • House of Peace
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Service
  • Notre Dame Middle School – Adult English as a Second Language Tutoring Center
  • Voces de la Frontera
  • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod – Model English Language Outreach Program

 Service to Older Adults

  • Interfaith Older Adult Programs
  • Lutheran Home & Hardwood Place – Early Bird Club

 Addressing Neighborhoods/Environmental Issues

  • Agape Community Center
  • Growing Power
  • New Moon Productions – Guns, Grief and Grace in America
  • Urban Ecology Center
  • Walnut Way Conservation Corp