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Psi Chi Recognizes Lasell University as Model Chapter

October 20, 2020

Lasell University’s chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, has been selected as a recipient of a Model Chapter Award by the organization.

Psi Chi’s mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Under the leadership of Professors Zane Zheng and Lori Rosenthal, Lasell’s Psi Chi chapter has expanded its reach within the Lasell community.

“The Lasell chapter has been around for many years,” said Zheng, “but this year, we set the goal of developing it into a platform that better connects with all students and impacts the community at large.”

Students and Professor Zane Zheng represent Psi Chi at Lasell University Symposium
Professor Zheng (left) with Psi Chi students at Lasell Symposium

Zheng’s belief that “Psychology is about everything and for everyone” has been at the core of the chapter’s recent work. The group is now officially registered as a Student Government Association (SGA) club with its own constitution, and held events such as “Planning the Future Night” and “Psychology Jeopardy.” Psi Chi has also partnered with other campus organizations and initiatives, such as The Clothesline Project, which supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

“Participating in Psi Chi has been a phenomenal opportunity for our students to engage with their major and develop their professional identities,” said Rosenthal, who is also Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, Justice, and Social Sciences. “The achievement of our goal to make Lasell’s chapter a more inclusive experience has enabled a larger number of students to get involved and have a greater impact on campus.”