The department features an active and vibrant community. Collaboration among students and faculty is commonplace, and encouraged through laboratory classes and faculty research projects. The department features a number of gathering spaces to facilitate student interaction and work, and the physical facilities of the department offer cutting-edge and interactive student classroom experiences, as well as ample space for developing and conducting psychological research. To facilitate the student learning and research experience, the department employs experienced psychology majors as departmental assistants. Qualified students are encouraged to apply for these "Educational Assistant" positions each Spring semester.
Students have a variety of opportunities to get involved in the student community. The Psychology Club has biweekly meetings featuring guest speakers from various areas and career paths, and is open to all interested students. The UST Psychology Department includes a chapter of Psi Chi, a national honorary society for students of psychology. Active Minds is an organization devoted to de-stigmatizing and raising awareness about mental illness. There are also organizations for students interested in Neuroscience: Neuroscience Club and Nu Rho Psi, the national honorary for students of neuroscience.