Getting Involved in APSSC

RISE: Researching Injustice and Social Equality works to encourage scholarly research on issues that enhance the understanding of underrepresented populations, to increase the involvement of students belonging to these populations in the APSSC, and to compile and disseminate information on resources that support the endeavors of students belonging to underrepresented populations in psychological science. For information on how to get involved, email the RISE Coordinator.

Campus Representatives: In an effort to increase communication with student affiliates and to “put a face” on the APSSC, we want to create a network of liaisons at as many colleges and universities as possible – people to serve as official representatives of the APSSC. Email the Membership and Volunteers Officer for more information.

Mentorship: The APS Mentorship Program was designed to help undergraduate students navigate their current research plans and future career goals in the field of psychology. To this end, the program attempts to pair each interested undergraduate with a graduate student who serves as a peer mentor. Interested undergraduates and graduate students should email the Undergraduate Advocate.

Become a Reviewer: Undergraduate and graduate Student Affiliates are eligible to be reviewers for an APSSC competition. Although prior reviewing experience is appreciated, it is not a prerequisite for becoming a reviewer. Students interested in becoming reviewers must be able to commit enough time to adequately review several submissions. The number of submissions assigned for review will vary from year to year and from competition to competition, but the time commitment should not exceed 10 hours overall.