Since 1987 Alfred State has been a charter member of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges. Annually, the Alfred State Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has inducted members into this society, which includes over 130 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide.
To be eligible, candidates must possess both an interest in and have completed nine credit hours in psychology (taken at Alfred State). They must also possess a 3.0 GPA in these courses and a 3.0 GPA overall. In addition, they must also have the recommendation of a Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty member. If the inductee is transferring to a four-year college that has a sister chapter of Psi Chi, the member is usually enrolled in that society with only a letter of introduction from the Psi Beta adviser.