Department of Psychology Student Organizations

Black Scholars in Psychology (BSP) is a new student organization established in Spring 2022. For those interested in learning more about this organization, including leadership opportunities, contact Dr. Tawana Jackson (Assistant College Lecturer in the Department of Psychology) at or text @blkpsych to 81010

2022-2023 Officers:

  • President: Janae Edwards
  • Vice President: Renina Black
  • Secretary: Zaria Thomas
  • Treasurer: Michelle Lynch
  • PR: Maya Hutchinson
  • Historian: Treyshaun Daniels
  • Faculty Co-Advisors: Dr. Baker and Dr. Jackson

Organization email:

Meeting Times for Spring 2023: 4:30 pm, last Tuesday of every month (Feb. 28, March 28, April 25)

The Collegiate Neuroscience Association (CNA) strives to be an educational and informational platform for undergraduate and graduate students on Cleveland State University’s Campus. Members of the CNA will be exposed to various facets of neuroscience to better equip them to explore the vast magisterium that neuroscience has to offer. In addition, the CNA vows to provide information about research engagement, graduate school preparation, conference participation, holding a human brain, and other components of successful and holistic interaction with the field of neuroscience.

2022-2023 Officers:

  • President: Audrey Badza
  • Vice President: Grace Blatt
  • Secretary: Vanita Bilal
  • Treasurer: Gena Asi
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Slifkin

Meeting times: One Monday each month (contact the Faculty Advisor or Student Officers for the exact schedule)

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women with a declared psychology major or minor and who have completed at least 3 semesters of full-time college coursework. Undergraduate students must also have a minimum 3.0-grade point average (GPA) in Psychology courses and have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their graduating class (Usually higher than 3.3). Interested students should complete a Psi Chi membership application and return it to Dr. Liz Goncy, the faculty adviser.  Although applications will be accepted at any time, the due date for Fall Induction is October 15 and for Spring Induction is March 1. Applications will be retained by Dr. Goncy and re-reviewed each semester if one is not immediately eligible. If qualified, students will then complete the online international application and pay a one-time lifetime membership fee. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). 

2023-2024 Officers: 

  • President: Brian Brooks
  • Vice President: Sydney Manderbach 
  • Secretary: Taylor Madan
  • Treasurer: Taylor Stergar

The Psychology Club is an all-inclusive psychology organization committed to engaging its members and the university’s Psychology Department in meaningful experiences related to the discipline. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in psychology. Prospective members do not need to be pursuing a degree in psychology. Members of the Psych Club will learn about the different subdisciplines of psychology to better prepare them to explore the many opportunities that the field has to offer. In addition, the Psych Club provides information and resources pertaining to research engagement, graduate school preparation, conference participation, undergraduate involvement, podcast interviews, and other activities and opportunities that are related to psychology.

From time to time, the Psychology Club at Cleveland State University produces Podcasts featuring faculty members exploring their perspectives on Psychology. 

2022-2023 Officers: 

  • President: Casey Swiger
  • Vice President: Gwendolyn Wheatley
  • Secretary: Alyssa Newman
  • Treasurer:  Milana Simic

The Graduate Association for School Psychology was founded in 2007 as a vehicle for enhancing relationships among cohorts of students enrolled in the CSU School Psychology program; improving communication about program-related issues; providing support for students in their studies; promoting the welfare of children and families in the Greater Cleveland area; and contributing to decisions affecting program curriculum and policies. Through GASP (a CSU Student Government-sponsored organization), students also may be eligible to receive funding for professional activities such as conference attendance and presentations. Officers are elected by current students to represent each of the three cohorts of students – First, Second, and Third (intern) Year students. The School Psychology Program Director serves as the moderator of this student organization. Meetings are held periodically during the academic year, while social activities are scheduled on a periodic basis.


External Organizations for Students:

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students -
Association for Support of Graduate Students -
National Black Graduate Students Association -