• Undergraduate Psychology Association

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • About Us

    Who we are:


    Welcome! This is the official website for the Undergraduate Psychology Association & Psi Chi at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are a registered student organization that is open to anyone interested in the field of psychology.

    Why join UPA?

    The Undergraduate Psychology Association is dedicated to providing students interested in the field of psychology with an opportunity to further their knowledge in the subject by joining discussions on interesting finds and movements across various psychology concentrations, led by accomplished faculty and industry professionals. Students can connect with like-minded individuals to build both social and professional networks alongside gaining exposure to on-campus research and summer intern opportunities.


    Click on this form to apply to be a UPA member!


    We are also a chapter of Psi Chi:

    Becoming an inducted member of Psi Chi entitles you to receive recognition for academic excellence in the field of psychology. Members are eligible to receive research grants and access to psychology journals and publications; they also possess the opportunity to attend both national and international conventions alongside forming professional connections with other Psi Chi members.


    To learn more about opportunities through Psi Chi, visit:

  • Executive Board

    Meet our team!

    Shivani Bhatia



    Statistics & Cognitive Science

    Palak Patel

    Vice President


    Clinical Psychology

    Sehr Amer



    Clinical Psychology

    Brianna Kehoe



    I/O Psychology

    Allison Nichols

    Seminar Chair


    Clinical Psychology

    Deirdre Stone

    Social Chair


    Clinical Psychology

    Eddie Caumiant

    Volunteering Chair


    Clinical Psychology

    Jigeesha Ghosh

    Tutoring Chair


    Behavioral Neuroscience

    Kaidi Hu

    Publicity & Recruitment Chair


    I/O Psychology

  • Calendar

    Take a look at the events that we've prepared for you this semester!

    2/12/2020 Meeting Recap:

    General Meeting 2/12

    Psychology Kahoot!


    Valentine's Day Trivia & Donuts



    Upcoming Events 

    Next meeting: Wednesday, 2/19 in Psychology room 142


  • Opportunities

    Check out our volunteer, tutoring and other research opportunities!


    Wesley Evening Food Pantry

    - Location: 1203 W Green Street

    - Shifts available on Mondays & Thursdays

    - Must sign up ahead of time with following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040445adad229-volunteer13


    Phoenix Drop-In Center

    - Spend time with friends without addresses

    - Location: 34 E Green Street

    -Openings on Wednesdays & Thursdays; no more than 4 students at a time

    - Open from noon until 5:00 PM

    - Come when and if you can; no sign-up needed!


    Illini Lights Out!

    - If interested, can sign-up ahead of time with this form (also shows other dates):




    updated 2/5/2020


    Are you interested in tutoring for Psychology courses?


    Fill out the form below at any point during the semester, and we will match you with a student who needs a tutor.




    If you're interested in finding a tutor or looking for study buddies, please fill out the above form, and contact Jigeesha Ghosh (Tutoring Chair) at psichi.uiuc@gmail.com for more details or inquiries.


    Research Opportunities


    Other Opportunities


  • Members

    ~ Inducted members of Spring 2020 ~


  • Spring 2020 - Points System

    UPA's goal is to give membership an incentive through a point system, which members must complete a certain number of tasks or attain a pre-defined number of points to maintain membership for the next semester.


    The attendance & points sheet will be emailed out to RSO members who registered and paid.


    • ​weekly meetings - 10 points each 
    • social events - 10 points each 
    • volunteer/fundraising events - 10 points
    • workshops/networking events - 10 points
    • group study sessions - 10 points
    • tutoring sessions - 10 points
    Members must attain a minimum of 100 points to maintain membership.


  • Contact

    Psychology Department

    603 E. Daniel St Champaign, IL 61820