Of Psychology

Psychology Kingdom is a chartered campus organization for students with an interest in Psychology. The unusual name has its origin in the early 1970s when Psychology professor Dr. John Pilley began organizing events for psychology students. The Kingdom formed with Dr. Pilley and his wife, Sally, as the King and Queen. Students earned positions of Duke, Prince, and even DeerSlayer (our own Dr. Reid!). The royalty of the group has faded into myth-like status, but the tradition of gathering for academic, social, and service events continues today.


What does being a club member involve? We host academic events that include seminars on applying for graduate school, surviving senior thesis, and preparing to take the GRE, as well as guest speakers and student research presentations. Faculty and students¬† gather socially for a welcome back luncheon, tailgates, annual chili cook-off, study breaks during finals week, a holiday party, and graduation cookout. We help our community by participating in service projects like the Memory Walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, the Twin Towers Halloween Carnival, and Terrier Play Day. We are always looking for new club activities and we welcome all students!


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