SMC Psi Beta chapter presented with three awards
Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for two-year colleges, has presented Spartanburg Methodist College’s Psi Beta Chapter with three awards for the 2017-2018 school year: the Carol Tracy Chapter Community Service award, the Ann Garrett Robinson College Life award and the Chapter Excellence award.
The Carol Tracy Chapter Community Service award is presented to one chapter and one student for outstanding community service projects and includes a certificate and cash prize. Similarly, the Ann Garrett Robinson College Life award goes to a chapter with an innovative, resourceful and useful chapter project or program that uniquely promotes the quality of two-year college life and advances the discipline of psychology and the mission of Psi Beta. SMC received their eighth consecutive Chapter Excellence award, which is presented to all chapters meeting or exceeding the chapter excellence standards that reflect Psi Beta’s mission.
Psi Beta provides students with opportunities to acquire leadership skills, interact with faculty outside the classroom and learn more about the professional and educational choices available in psychology. The award challenges chapters to engage in activities reflecting Psi Beta’s four-pronged mission of leadership, scholarship, community service and research.
Chartered at SMC Sept. 1, 1988, becoming a member of Psi Beta is by invitation only. Students must earn a B or higher in the introductory psychology course, maintain an overall 3.25 GPA and be of good moral character.