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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 in the psychological sciences. 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! This year there will be a discount club fee due to COVID-19, a $15 fee for new members and a $10 fee for returning members. The fees are subject to change. View PSO application.

    Applications and the recurring fee for PSO are due when you turn in your application. You will be an official member once you turn in your application AND the fee. The fee can be paid by check and mailed out to: 

    " 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92069

    ATTN: Cashiers Office "

    Make the check or money order out to ASI; in the memo portion write "PSO." 

    You can also pay the fee through EventBrite. If you are a NEW member, you can pay through EventBrite here

    If you are a RETURNING member, you can pay through EventBrite here. 

    If you are paying through EventBrite, just click the link and select "Select a Time", then select "Tickets" on the event, from there you should be able to checkout normally. 

    For more information contact us at:


PSO Members


PSO Chapter Co-Advisors are: 

 Dr. Aleksandria Perez Grabow 

 Dr. Janice Phung

Officers 2020-2021

  • President: Hayley Stevenson

  • Vice President: Mandi Mclarney

  • Treasurer: Ruby Gabriel

  • Secretary: Natalie Herrera

     Social Media Coordinator: Breana Corona

    Social Media Coordinator: Genevie Lopez




The best way to keep informed on Psi Chi / PSO meetings and updates is to subscribe to our mailing list. Anybody interested may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time. People may subscribe at the web address!forum/psichipsocsusm/join