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Psychology Club

Psychology club is a social and academic club of graduate and undergraduate students. The purpose of the club is to provide support to students with workshops and events that focus on topics in psychology and counseling and career and graduate school preparation. The Psychology club also serves as a community builder for students of the Department of Psychology & Counseling.The Psychology club conducts a psychology fair annually for local high school students to attend and learn about the different career paths within psychology. Members are also highly encouraged to present and attend the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference, a regional psychology conference frequently attended by students and faculty of the department. Requirements of the club include regular meetings, which are run by cabinet members that are voted by their peers annually. 

Faculty Adviser Contacts: Dr. David Palmiter,; Dr. Lindsay Phillips, 


UPSIDE: Underrepresented Psychology Students Inclusion, Development, & Empowerment

UPSIDE’s goal is to promote greater recruitment and retention of graduate psychology students from underrepresented groups. Requirements include participating in at least one UPSIDE related event, activity, project, or undertaking per semester (e.g. outreach event, social media content, fundraising events etc.), attend monthly meetings, and maintain the requirements of their program. This club is open to Psy.D. students for membership, but our goal is to provide resources to high school and undergraduate students, so we welcome other students to check out our website ( and reach out through our facebook page:

Faculty Adviser Contact: Dr. Lindsay Phillips,


POW!: Peers on Wellness

POW is a peer education group made up of graduate and undergraduate students. The purpose of POW is to provide education and outreach to both students and staff at Marywood as well as throughout Scranton’s community. The club focuses on the topics of alcohol awareness, stress management, sexual assault, healthy relationships, and body acceptance. POW provides opportunities for students to get involved in presentations on these topics as well as on-campus events such as stress busters and themed weeks including Perfectly Imperfect Week. Members of POW can reach the community through presentations at local schools and businesses. Requirements of the club include regular meetings, and participation at club events is encouraged. Meetings are run by student cabinet members that are voted by their peers annually.  

Faculty Advisor Contact: Brandice Ricciardi,


Psi Chi (Marywood University Chapter)

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. More than three-quarters of a million lifetime members have joined including Distinguished Members, such as Drs. Albert Bandura, B. F. Skinner, and Phillip Zimbardo. Undergraduate and graduate students of the Psychology and Counseling Department, who meet the required qualifications, are welcome to apply.

Faculty Adviser Contact: Dr. Lindsay Morton,


Chi Sigma Iota (Pi Chapter)

Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society of professional counseling and counselors. Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. Membership by invitation is open to all graduate counseling students who achieve high academic standards for two consecutive semesters. 

Faculty Adviser Contact: Dr. Kevin Snow,