Student Organizations

Psychology Majors Union

In fall 2017, Psychology plans to reinstate its Majors Union. To join, please contact the Dr. Bridgette Hard.


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI at Duke is an on-campus branch of the national organization and was recognized by Duke University as an official undergraduate organization as of late September of Fall 2015. In the brief period since official recognition, NAMI at Duke has rapidly grown to more than 600 members, nearly 100 executive officers and has been lauded in the Huffington Post for organizing several impactful events focused on overcoming the stigma associated with mental illness at Duke university. NAMI at Duke members and officers now fervently work on over 45 key projects to benefit the mental health of its affiliated undergraduate community. NAMI at Duke consists of a Chief Executive Branch of 7 cabinet members in addition to a Sub-Committee Branch that includes 82 senators. Outside of the executive board, NAMI at Duke is supported by 527 official undergraduate members. For information, visit the NAMI at Duke Facebook page.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. Membership in Psi Chi recognizes a student's academic achievement and interest in psychology. Psi Chi is an honor recognized by prospective graduate programs and employers. Founded in 1929, Psi Chi is one of the largest honor societies in the United States with over 990 chapters. Duke has been a chartered member for over 40 years. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. To achieve these goals, Psi Chi offers a wide range of local, regional, and national programs ( including awards to fund research, conventions where undergraduates can present research, and the opportunity to publish research in its journal, Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. For information, contact Dr. Ruth Day at