Another way Psi Chi is celebrating its 75-year milestone is by giving back to psychology's history: The society is asking each of its 1,013 chapters to host at least one fund-raising project this year to benefit the Archives of the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron.
Psi Chi is a longtime supporter of the archives, says Psi Chi President Martha Zlokovich, PhD. The honor society has sent all of its published materials to the archives--which is the largest collection of psychology's historical documents and other artifacts in the world--since the archives was founded in 1965.
"Psi Chi's anniversary is a particularly appropriate time for us to do more for the archives than just send them our journals and magazines," says Zlokovich. "That is, to do our part in promoting its mission and ensuring its success as a repository and research center for all of psychology."
Donations have already started coming in from individual chapters, says Zlokovich. Psi Chi is encouraging chapters to tie a historical theme or well-known item from the history of psychology to their project. For more information on the national service project, contact Psi Chi at email@example.com. For more information on the archives, visit the Psi Chi Web site.
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