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Psychology Student Organization (PSO)

What Is PSO?

PSO stands for Psychology Student Organization. Like Psi Chi, its purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in advancing the science of psychology. Many use PSO as a stepping stone for Psi Chi. It gives individuals the chance to meet other people who are interested in being involved on campus as well as current Psi Chi and PSO members. PSO also gives students an opportunity to participate in Psychology related services on campus and in our community.

PSO is involved with various activities throughout the year. We work in conjunction with Psi Chi on such events as the Psychology Student Research Fair, grad panels for undergrads which allows undergrads to ask questions that are needed to know before entering a grad program and guest speakers in the different fields of psychology to educate undergrads of all the various psychology careers. PSO values time away from classes and studying. As a way to relax PSO frequently sponsors fun social events such as bowling, pizza and movie nights.

What Are PSO Qualifications?

The only qualification is that you are currently enrolled at CSUSM and you have an interest in psychology!  PSO is open to all majors and there is no GPA requirement! There is a one time club fee of $20. PSO is fun and easy to join!  Click here for the PSO application.

Applications and one-time fee of $20 PSO due when you turn in your application. You will be an official member once you turn in your application AND the $20 fee.

Fees must be paid by check or money order only.  Make the check out to ASI; in the memo portion write "PSO."

For more information:

PSO Chapter Co-Advisors:

Dr. William Tsai  and Dr. Kimmie Vanderbilt

Officers 2016-2017


Kristina Johnson

Vice President

Samantha Mertens


Amelia Qasem


Summer Coronado