The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for two-year colleges. All eligible CCAC students (see Qualifications below), are welcome to join the North Campus Psi Beta chapter. To qualify for membership in Psi Beta, students must have completed a psychology class at CCAC and must have earned an A or B in that class. They must also have an overall 3.25 GPA. Students do not have to be psychology majors to join.Qualified North Campus students will receive an email several weeks prior to the spring or fall induction with instructions on how to join. Questions about eligibility or membership should be directed to
Prof. Allison Caveglia Barash (email@example.com; 412-369-4129)
or Dr. Anne Louise Dailey (firstname.lastname@example.org).There is a one-time $50 membership fee collected by the national office. There are no other fees. At induction, Psi Beta members receive a Psi Beta pin, a Psi Beta certificate suitable for framing and Psi Beta blue and gold cords to wear at graduation. Members also receive the Psi Beta Newsletter for two years following their induction. Notation of Psi Beta membership will become part of your CCAC transcript.
Our chapter of Psi Beta holds an induction of new members each semester (spring and fall). This also serves as a general membership meeting where we feature an outstanding guest speaker on a timely psychological topic. Here you can meet other Psi Beta members and officers and learn about our activities and how to become more involved.
Our chapter of Psi Beta is a very active community service organization. We have supported agencies such as the Central Blood Bank, Meals-on-Wheels, Easter Seals, March of Dimes, and St. Jude's Ranch for Children. We have also sent supplies to our troops overseas. Our members can be as active as they like. There are no requirements for participation. Psi Beta has a full slate of officers. Any member may run for office when there is an opening.
The mission of Psi Beta is to promote professional development of psychology
students in two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence
in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.
Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology members wear royal blue and
gold cords for graduation. Royal blue is the color of wisdom and truth. Golden
yellow represents science and research. (3rd Policy in the Bylaws
for Psi Beta)