Student Organizations


Psi Chi

Black Psychology Students Association (BPSA)



Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Association (SUPA)

Faculty Advisor: Professor Jeanne Tsai

President: Erica Sanders




SUPA is a student-run organization linking students interested in psychology to other undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members in the department. The organization, led by the president, three directors, a financial manager, a community coordinator, and two peer advisors (collectively known as the "SUPA Core"), is active throughout the year, directing and facilitating programs and events extremely relevant to undergraduates with an interest in psychology. SUPA's regular activities include faculty dinners, informal lunches with members of the psychology community, information panels such as the "Applying to Graduate Schools" and "Careers in Psychology," a Peer Advising program, research fairs, and department socials. SUPA also organizes various community service projects throughout the year, including the annual Silent Auction to benefit local philanthropic organizations and a psychology booth at "Community Day." SUPA's Peer Advising Program features expert-students who are available to field any questions other psychology students may have with respect to the psychology department. Peer Advisors keep office hours regularly in the SUPA Office (420-542), maintain a Graduate School Library as well as information for undergraduates about careers in Psychology. Students interested in meeting with a peer advisor should check the SUPA bulletin boards or the website for office hours.


Any undergraduate with an interest in psychology is welcome to become involved. The best way to become a member is to subscribe the "SUPA List.'' The best way to become a member is to subscribe to the "SUPA List" by sending an email to with the words "subscribe supa" in the body of the email. For the most current news and updates on SUPA programming, check the SUPA bulletin board on the first floor of Jordan Hall next to the women's restroom, and the SUPA website:


Any questions related to SUPA or undergraduate programs in psychology can be directed to SUPA at


Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology

Faculty Advisor: Professor Anne Fernald

Co-President:  Joshua Khani and Alana Glasco

Vice-President: Kevin Hardekopf

Financial Officer: Matt Wong

Please consider applying to Psi Chi, the undergraduate Psychology Honors Society. Though the national Psi Chi application document lists slightly less stringent criteria, at Stanford, the undergraduate student criteria are: 1. Declared Psychology Major or Minor 2. Overall 3.3 or higher GPA 3. GPA of 3.7 or higher in psychology classes 4. Completed at least 5 quarters/3 semesters of college student 5. At least 18 graded Psychology units, at least 15 of these from Stanford. If you didn't quite make the eligibility criteria for winter quarter applications, there will be another round of Psi Chi applications at the beginning of spring quarter. If you have any questions, you can contact Psi Chi president Stephanie Vezich at



Black Psychology Students Association (BPSA)

President: Kaja Johnson

Vice-President: Lovie Hutson

Financial Officer/Webmaster: Cory Quinn

Secretary: Anna-Alycia Tucker

Newsletter Editor: Jillesa Gebhardt

Webmaster: Joshua Rollins

Publicity: Pamela Peterson

Historian: Emefa Abotsi


The Black Psychology Students Association is a student group geared towards preparing students of color for the Psychology major at Stanford University and increasing the number of undergraduate and graduate students of color in the field. They aim to do this through providing students with advising and networking opportunities, academic and research assistance, community outreach, and professional guidance. Examples of our many programs include Faculty Dinners with professors from Stanford University's Psychology Department, SPSS Workshops, and Alumni Events.


The Black Psychology Students Association welcomes all students interested in pursuing psychology as a major, minor or graduate student or anyone interested in a career-related field to become involved in our organization. This can be done by attending our weekly meetings and our many events. If you have any questions about BPSA or Psychology feel free to contact us.


BPSA Psych Guide

The Psych Guide is your source of information about psychology at Stanford. We surveyed over 20 undergraduate psychology majors to compile this guide, and we combined these opinions with information on such topics as major requirements,  summer opportunities, and writing a thesis. It includes helpful information about the major and psych-related academic resources, but, most importantly, it includes the opinions of Stanford psychology majors about classes, faculty, research, careers, and more. We hope that this information and these opinions will make your path to academic success a bit easier to travel.