This is a photo of students meeting and working together at a library.

This is a photo of students meeting and working together at a library.

Getting Involved in APSSC

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 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.

Write for the Student Notebook: The student notebook is a column published in the APS Observer dedicated to issues of interest to graduate students of psychology. Student members are encouraged to review past articles to get an idea of the type of style of manuscripts that are accepted. All submissions and correspondence should be addressed to the Student Notebook Editor at

Serve on the APSSC Executive Board: Positions on the APSSC Executive Board offer APS Student Members the opportunity to grow and demonstrate leadership skills, establish important connections, and add important experience to their CV. Positions include the President, a Graduate Advocate, a Communications and Marketing Officer (CMO), a Membership and Volunteers Officer (MVO), a Student Notebook Editor, a Researching Injustice and Social Equality (RISE) Coordinator, an Undergraduate Advocate, and either a Past-President or a Member at Large. Elections are held annually in March. Learn more about the positions and eligibility here.