Clubs and Student Organizations

Psychology Club


The Psychology Club at Hawaii Pacific University is a perennial award-winning student-centered, University-sponsored Registered Student Organization (RSO) for all students of Psychology at HPU. This club has three primary missions as it serves the students and faculty of the HPU Psychology Department by cultivating [1] academic, [2] social, and [3] service excellence.  Membership is entirely free, open, and encouraged of all students interested in the study, use, and practice of psychology.

People ask “What does the Psychology Club do?”  Here’s what we do.  We win awards!!

Led every year by a dynamic set of Student Leaders, a highly active and involved membership, and assisted by supportive departmental faculty and university staff, the Psychology Club has three times been awarded by the Office of Student Life as the "RSO of the Year" (2001, 2008, and 2012).  It has also been named the "Most Distinguished RSO" (2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013), "Most Spirited" (2007), “Best Outreach RSO” (2013) for community service projects, and has won the "Best Event" award for the 2nd Annual Hawaii Pacific University Psychology Conference & Awards Dinner Banquet in 2008.  Psychology student, Christina Torres, was named “RSO President of the Year” and faculty advisor, Dr. Brian Metcalf, was named “RSO Advisor of the Year” in 2013.  Metcalf has also won two “Golden Apple Awards” from the university’s Faculty Assembly for “Excellence in Mentoring” (2010) and “Exceptional Contributions to Students” (2013).

Joining the Psychology Club is simple.  Just send an email to to be added to our mailing list, telling us your name, major(s), phone number, and any questions you may have. 

Please also visit and “Like” us on Facebook at We have tons of pictures and descriptions there of some of our too-many-to-list here events!

The Psychology Club usually works alongside and interactively with our award-winning chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.  For more information about Psi Chi and the requirements for membership, please

Dr. Vincent Tsushima serves as the advisor to the Psychology Club (and the HPU chapter of the Psi Chi) and can be reached at